News Releases

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Leaf Collection Program Begins November 14


With the ground now colored with varying shades of gold, red, and orange, the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department’s leaf collection program is set to begin. For 2016, the effort will begin November 14 and wrap up December 2. This year sees the department tack on an additional week of collection time. “What we’ve seen and heard from residents is that even into late November, leaves are still clinging to the trees,” said Debbie Brady, Recycling Coordinator. “By adding one more week, we hope to get that last bit of leaves into the collection program and keep them out of the landfill.” Leaves that are collected are taken to Bannock County’s compost collection area where they are utilized as a material in the creation of compost. Given their final destination, the department will only be accepting leaves in compostable bags. The bags can be purchased at local stores in the area. Leaves that have been left on the curb in plastic bags will not be picked up and residents are asked to put leaves in plastic bags in their regular trash autocart. The leaves will be picked up on residents’ regularly scheduled trash pickup days. Residents who are part of the City’s yard waste collection program do not need to use compostable bags and are asked to put the leaves directly in their yard waste autocart. If a residents has more leaves then their yard waste autocart can hold, they are asked to place the leaves in compostable bags and place them on the curb on the regularly scheduled trash pickup day. For more information on the leaf collection program or any of the other programs offered by the Sanitation Department, visit

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Email

Other News in News Releases


“Zoo Boo” Returns October 28

Posted on: October 19, 2017

Johnson Named City Attorney

Posted on: October 5, 2017

Search Continues for Missing Man

Posted on: October 5, 2017
City Flag

From Worst to ?: Pocatello Raises New Flag

Posted on: September 20, 2017

2017 Election Official Candidate List

Posted on: September 11, 2017

Paving Slated for Johnny Creek Road

Posted on: July 28, 2017

Splash Dances Return June 22

Posted on: June 20, 2017

Zoo Idaho Welcomes New Badger

Posted on: June 16, 2017

Zoo-4-Tots Schedule Set at Zoo Idaho

Posted on: April 24, 2017

Sewer Jetting Begins This Week

Posted on: April 11, 2017

Zoo Idaho Sounds Call for Volunteers

Posted on: April 6, 2017

Cemetery Cleanup Begins April 3

Posted on: March 23, 2017

Flores Slated to be Next Mayor for a Day

Posted on: February 7, 2017
Pocatello Police Dept.

Scam Alert - Two Scams Plaguing Area

Posted on: January 30, 2017

City Prepares for Rain on Snow Event

Posted on: January 6, 2017
Marshall Public Library

“The Nerds” Reboots as Coding Club

Posted on: January 6, 2017
Pocatello Regional Transit Tour of Lights

Tour of Lights Set for Dec. 15 and 16

Posted on: December 5, 2016
Brady Chapel Pocatello

Brady Chapel to Open for Veterans Day

Posted on: November 4, 2016