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

Monday
University Area
Indian Hills Area

Thursday
North End

Tuesday
West Side
Johnny Creek Area

Friday
Highland Area
Monte Vista Area

Wednesday
Alameda Area
El Rancho Area
Tuscany Hills Area

2022 Important Dates



The Sanitation Department will be on regular collection schedule for all holidays with the exception of New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Event 2022 Dates Changes in Collection Schedule
New Year's Day 2022 January 1 Regular collection Monday through Friday the week of December 27, 2021.
Yard-Waste Collection April 4 - November 26 Yard-waste carts will be collected curbside weekly on the same day as regular residential garbage collection day. 
Leaf Pickup October 31–November 26

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

Thanksgiving Day November 24

Regular collection Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. One day collection delay Thursday and Friday. Thursday collection will be on Friday and Friday collection on Saturday.

Christmas Day December 25
Observed December 26
One day collection delay Monday through Friday the week of December 26. Monday collection will be on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday, and Friday on Saturday.
Christmas Overflow December 27–31 Overflow items that are in bags or boxes placed near garbage carts will be collected on regular residential 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 27–January 13, 2022

Christmas Tree Box Locations:
Pocatello City Hall – 911 North 7th Avenue
Rainey Park – South Arthur Avenue
Sister City Park – Pocatello Creek Road

New Year's Day 2023 January 1, 2023 Observed January 2, 2023 One day collection delay Monday through Friday the week of January 2, 2023. Monday collection will be on Tuesday, Tuesday on Wednesday, Wednesday on Thursday, Thursday on Friday, and Friday 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.