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2015 was a banner year for the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department and its leaf collection program.
The program collected more than 30 tons of leaves from Pocatello residents, up from roughly 20 tons collected last year. The increase represents a more than 50 percent jump from 2014 when the department switched to the compostable bag only program. Needless to say, Arlyn Rasmussen, Sanitation Department Superintendent, is happy with the numbers.
“The leaf collection program is both environmentally and budget friendly,” Rasmussen said. “By keeping the leaves out of the landfill, we are preserving valuable landfill space and by depositing them with Bannock County’s compost program, we aren’t charged to drop them off. If the leaves were placed into residents’ trash autocarts, the City would have to pay to take the leaves to the landfill. The Sanitation Department is 100 percent supported by user fees so anything we keep out of the landfill helps to keep rates as low as possible.”
For more information on the Sanitation Department’s programs including, recycling, yard waste and trash, visit Pocatello.us/sanitation.