Pocatello Recycling Programs

Residential Curbside Recycling Service

Residential curbside recycling service is included in the cost of curbside garbage service for all residential customers. However, recycling service will not begin unless requested by the customer. Recycle carts are collected every other week on Schedule A or Schedule B on the same day as regular garbage collection. To request service, call the Sanitation Department at 208.234.6192, or use the Curbside Recycling Service Opt-In Form. For rental properties, the property owner will need to make the request.

Cost:

One cart is included in the cost of curbside garbage service. Additional recycle carts are available for an additional monthly fee of $5.56 per cart.

Lost or intentionally damaged carts will be assessed a $51.00 per cart fee. Cart cleaning may be requested for $20.00 per cart.

96-Gallon Recycle Cart

96-Gallon Blue Recycle Cart

Collection Schedule:

Recycle carts are collected on Schedule A or Schedule B every other week on the same day as regular garbage collection. Place carts out by 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

Click on the map below to see recycling schedules by street name.

Recyling Pick-Up Days

Commercial Curbside Recycling Service

Commercial curbside recycling service is included in the cost of curbside garbage service for all commercial customers who participate in curbside garbage service. Recycling service will not begin unless requested by the customer. Commercial customers who only have permanent container or roll-off service may request recycling service for $5.56 per cart per month. Recycle carts are collected every other week. To request service, call the Sanitation Department at 208.234.6192, or use the Curbside Recycling Service Opt-In Form.

Cost:

One cart is included in the cost of curbside garbage service. Additional recycle carts are available for an additional monthly fee of $5.56 per cart. Customers who only have permanent container or roll-off service may request recycling service for $5.56 per cart per month.

Lost or intentionally damaged carts will be assessed a $51.00 per cart fee. Cart cleaning may be requested for $20.00 per cart.

96-Gallon Recycle Cart

96-Gallon Blue Recycle Cart

Collection Schedule:

Recycle carts are collected every other week on Schedule A or Schedule B. Pick-up day is determined by location. Place carts out by 7:00 a.m. to ensure collection.

RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL RECYCLING DOS AND DON'TS

DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES.

ITEMS ACCEPTED
Paper - newspapers, magazines, phone books, catalogs, office paper, note pads, index cards, coated paper, brochures, junk mail, envelopes, manila folders
Plastic - all bottles marked with #1 or #2 recycle symbols that have been rinsed and their caps securely fastened
Metal - tin and aluminum cans that have been rinsed of contents
Cardboard - moving boxes, shipping boxes, cereal boxes, frozen food boxes, other food packaging boxes, paper towel cores
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
Paper - shredded paper, paper towels, tissues, paper plates, tissue paper, cellophane paper, wax-coated beverage containers (milk cartons, juice boxes, etc.), 
Plastic - plastic bags (garbage bags, grocery bags, water softener salt bags), plastics marked with #3 through #7 recycle symbols (deli trays, clam shells, yogurt containers, cottage cheese containers, etc.), plastic utensils, potato chip bags, PVC and ABS pipe, plastic wrap, bubble wrap, cereal box liners
Metal - aerosol cans, fence posts, auto parts, plumbing parts, pipe
Hazardous Material - Medical waste, animal waste, human waste, any container that has been filled with paint, pesticides, herbicides or petroleum products
Other - food waste, yard waste, packaging materials (peanuts, Styrofoam, etc.), Styrofoam containers, batteries, diapers, toys, clothing, carpet, foam, rubber, ceramic containers, string, glass, furnace filters

If in doubt, leave it out.

Violation of these rules may result in the removal of the recycle cart and termination of recycle service for a minimum of 3 years.

Have an event?

The Sanitation Department offers garbage and recycle carts for events for $25.00 per cart. To reserve an event cart, or for more information, contact the Sanitation Department at 208.234.6192.