Pocatello Yard Waste Program

The Sanitation Department, in partnership with the Bannock County Landfill, operates a yard waste only composting program each year beginning the first full week in April and continuing through the last full week of November. 

AT THIS TIME, THE SANITATION DEPARTMENT IS NOT ACCEPTING NEW CUSTOMERS INTO THE YARD WASTE PROGRAM. CHECK BACK APRIL 1, 2023.

Cost:

$5.20 per cart per month April through November, billed through the City of Pocatello utility bill. 

Lost or intentionally damaged carts will be assessed a $55.00 per cart fee. Cart cleaning may be requested for $20.00 per cart.

96-Gallon Yard-Waste Cart

96-Gallon Brown Lid Compost Cart

Collection Schedule:

Yard waste carts are collected once per week, beginning the first full week of April through the last full week of November on the same day as garbage collection. Place carts out on the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the day before and no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day to ensure collection.

One-time special pick-ups may be requested for a fee of $5.20 per cart per pick-up. Special pick-ups must be requested by 10:00 a.m. for same day service. 

Contaminated carts may be requested for one-time special pick up for a fee of $15.08 per cart per pick-up.

ITEMS ACCEPTED
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
Grass Clippings
Leaves
Weeds
Garden Trimmings
Flower Trimmings
NO Tree Limbs
NO Branches
NO Dirt
NO Christmas Trees
NO Kitchen Waste
NO Food Waste
NO Coffee Grounds
NO Pet/Animal Waste
NO "Compostable Packaging" or Bags
NO Paper Products
NO Trash

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

THE YARD WASTE PROGRAM...

  • Is available the first full week of April through the last full week of November.
  • Is a curbside weekly pick-up service on the same day as garbage collection.
  • Provides a 96-gallon green autocart with a brown lid.
  • Is voluntary and can be requested by calling the Sanitation Department.
  • Costs $5.20 per month, April through November and is billed through the City of Pocatello utility bill.
  • Compost is available for purchase at the Bannock County Landfill for $35.00 per ton.