Compost Happens

COMPOST HAPPENS
The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department in partnership with the Bannock County Landfill runs the COMPOST HAPPENS yard-waste-only composting program each year beginning the first Wednesday in April and continuing through the last week of November. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the service, please contact the City's Recycling Coordinator via email (Debbie Brady) or at 208-234-6193.

COMPOST HAPPENS – COLLECTION SCHEDULE



COMPOST HAPPENS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW



  • COMPOST HAPPENS is a yard-waste-only compost program
  • COMPOST HAPPENS is an auto-cart curbside pick-up service
  • COMPOST HAPPENS comes with a brown-lid 96 gallon auto-cart
  • COMPOST HAPPENS auto-carts will be picked up every Wednesday or Thursday depending on location
  • COMPOST HAPPENS is voluntary
  • COMPOST HAPPENS costs $5 a month for 8 months
  • COMPOST HAPPENS is billed to your City of Pocatello utility bill
  • COMPOST HAPPENS is offered to a maximum of 700 households
  • COMPOST HAPPENS service is not activated until a valid utility customer provides authorization
  • COMPOST HAPPENS compost is available for purchase at the Bannock County Landfill Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for $35/ton

COMPOST HAPPENS – DOS & DON'TS


DOS
DON'TS
CAN go into your composting bin CANNOT go into your composting bin
Grass Clippings
Leaves
Garden Trimmings
NO Tree Limbs
NO Branches
NO Kitchen Waste
NO Food Waste
NO Pet/Animal Waste
NO Trash
NO Dirt
NO "Compostable Packaging"
NO Paper Products
NO Coffee Grounds
NO Christmas Trees