Recycling Programs

Co-mingled Curbside Recycling
Co-mingled curbside recycling is incorporated into the garbage service for all residential and business auto-cart customers (4 units or less). However, a blue recycle cart will not be delivered unless the customer requests the service.

If you do not have co-mingled curbside recycle service at your residence or business but would like a bin and pick-up service, you will need to opt into curbside recycling by completing and submitting the opt-in form. A 96-gallon blue recycle bin and information will be delivered to you with service based on your assigned schedule.

Note: Businesses that only have container or roll-off service that want to participate in the co-mingled curbside recycling service will be required to pay the $5 per cart fee as curbside recycling is only included in auto-cart garbage service. Businesses can use the below form to register for recycling service or by contacting the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department at 208-234-6192 or 208-234-6193.

E-Waste Recycling
The city has established a contract to help citizens dispose of specific types of electronic waste free of charge. Flat-panel TVs are accepted.

Recycling Resources
Earth 911 is your 1-stop shop for all you need to know about reducing your impact, reusing what you've got and recycling your trash.

Recycling In the Mail
Did you know that you can recycle via U.S. Mail? What can you do when the city's curbside recycling program or local business (see below) doesn't accept the item you want to recycle? Did you know that there are several programs that collect items via mail?

Local Businesses that Recycle
The following locations also accept specific types of recyclable materials. Please see links for materials accepted or contact the business for additional details.

  • Albertsons: Materials Accepted:
    • Number 2 Plastic Bags
    • Number 2 Plastic Film
    • Number 2 Plastic Wrap
    • Number 4 Plastic Bags
    • Number 4 Plastic Film
    • Number 4 Plastic Wrap
  • The Home Depot: Materials Accepted:
    • Car Batteries
    • Cell Phones
    • CFLs
    • Lead-Acid Batteries - Non-Automotive
    • Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
    • Rechargeable Batteries
  • JC Penny: Materials Accepted:
    • Number 2 Plastic Bags
    • Number 4 Plastic Bags
  • Lowe's: Materials Accepted:
    • Number 2 Plastic Bags
    • Number 4 Plastic Bags
    • Cell Phones
    • CFLs
    • Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
    • Plastic Plant Materials
    • Rechargeable Batteries
  • Staples: Materials Accepted:
    • Cell Phone Accessories
    • Cell Phones
    • Computer Peripherals - External
    • CRT Computer Monitors
    • Desktop Computers
    • Digital Cameras
    • GPS Systems
    • Inkjet Cartridges
    • Laptop Computers
    • LCD Computer Monitors
    • MP3 Players
    • Nickel-Cadmium Batteries
    • Office Electronics
    • Office Machines
    • Printers
    • Rechargeable Batteries
    • Tablets
    • Toner Cartridges
  • Walmart: Materials Accepted:
    • Number 2 Plastic Bags
    • Number 4 Plastic Bags
    • Car Batteries
    • Marine Batteries