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

2020 Important Dates

The Sanitation Department will be on regular collection schedule for all 2020 holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day of 2021.
Event 2020 Dates Changes in Collection Schedule
Yard-Waste Collection April 6 - November 28 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 2–28

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

Thanksgiving November 26

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

Christmas December 25 Regular collection on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday will be collected on Saturday.
Christmas Overflow December 26–31 Overflow items will be collected that are sitting in bags or boxes by the garbage cart on the normal 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 26–January 8, 2021

Christmas Tree Collection 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, 2021 Regular collection on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Friday will be collected on Saturday.

*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.