Pocatello Garbage Collection Schedule

Garbage carts are collected curbside once a week. Recycling carts are collected on the same day, every other week, as specified by the Curbside Recycling Schedule.

Residential Collection Pick-Up Days

University Area
Indian Hills Area

North End

West Side
Johnny Creek Area

Highland Area
Monte Vista Area

Alameda Area
El Rancho Area
Tuscany Hills Area

2021 Important Dates

The Sanitation Department will be on regular collection schedule for all 2021 holidays with the exception of New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Event 2021 Dates Changes in Collection Schedule
New Year's Day January 1 Regular collection on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Friday will be collected on Saturday.
Yard-Waste Collection April 5 - November 27 Yard-waste carts will be collected curbside weekly on the same day as regular residential garbage collection day. Contact the Sanitation Department to sign-up for service.
Annual Leaf Pickup November 1–27

Leaves will be collected curbside in compostable bags only. Place bagged leaves on the curb on regular residential garbage collection day by 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

Thanksgiving Day November 25

Regular collection on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Thursday will be collected on Friday, and Friday will be collected on Saturday.

Christmas Day December 25 No change in collection schedule the week of Christmas Day.
Christmas Overflow December 27–31 Overflow items that are in bags or boxes placed near garbage carts will be collected on regular residential 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 27–January 14, 2022

Christmas Tree Box 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, 2022 No change in collection schedule the week of New Year's Day 2022.

*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 partnership between the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department and the City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department.