Garbage Collection Schedule

Residential Collection

Garbage is collected curbside from your autocart once a week as specified by the Garbage Collection Map (PDF) and summarized below. Recycling autocarts are collected on the same day but every other week as specified by the Curbside Recycling Schedule (PDF).

  • Monday
    University Area
    Indian Hills
  • Tuesday
    Westside
    Johnny Creek Area
  • Wednesday
    Alameda Area
    El Rancho Area
    Tuscany Hills
  • Thursday
    Northend
  • Friday
    Highland Area
    Monte Vista Area

2018 Holiday Collection Schedule



The Sanitation Department will work all 2018 holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day of 2019.
Holiday 2018 Dates Changes in Collection Schedule
Annual Leaf Pickup November 5–30

Leaves will be collected curbside in compostable bags only. Please place leaves at the curb on your residential collection day by 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

Thanksgiving Thursday, November 22

No change Monday–Wednesday. Thursday will be picked up on Friday, and Friday will be picked up on Saturday.

Christmas Tuesday, December 25 Regular pickup on Monday; no pickup on Tuesday. Tuesday pickup on Wednesday; Wednesday pickup on Thursday; Thursday pickup on Friday; Friday pickup on Saturday.
Christmas Overflow December 26–December 31 Overflow items will be collected that are sitting in bags or boxes by the garbage cart on the normal collection day. These items will be put into the landfill and will not be recycled. CHRISTMAS TREES WILL NOT BE COLLECTED CURBSIDE.
Christmas Tree Collection Boxes* December 26–January 9, 2019

Christmas Tree Collection Locations:
Pocatello City Hall – 911 North 7th Avenue
Rainey Park – South Arthur Avenue
Sister City Park – Pocatello Creek Road

New Year's Day January 1, 2019 Regular pickup on Monday; no pickup on Tuesday; Tuesday pickup on Wednesday; Wednesday pickup on Thursday; Thursday pickup on Friday; Friday pickup on Saturday.
* Christmas trees will be collected at bins from December 26 through January 9 at City Hall, Rainey Park, and the entrance to Sister City Park. Trees will be chipped and used for ground cover or other projects throughout the year—not placed in the landfill. Please make sure no wires or strings are attached to trees placed in the bins to avoid damage to the chipper. Christmas trees will NOT be collected curbside. Christmas tree recycling is offered through a cooperation between the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department and the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department.