Recycling Programs

Co-mingled Curbside Recycling

Co-mingled curbside recycling is incorporated into the garbage service for all residential and business auto-cart customers (4 units or less). However, a blue recycle cart will not be delivered unless the customer requests the service.

If you do not have co-mingled curbside recycle service at your residence or business but would like a bin and pick-up service, you will need to opt in to curbside recycling by completing and submitting the opt-in form. A 96-gallon blue recycle bin and information will be delivered to you with service based on your assigned schedule.

Note: Businesses that only have container or roll-off service that want to participate in the co-mingled curbside recycling service will be required to pay the $5 per cart fee as curbside recycling is only included in auto-cart garbage service. Businesses can use the opt-in form to register for recycling service or can contact the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department at 208-234-6192 or 208-234-6193.

Materials Accepted

Most Paper—newspaper, magazines, phone books, catalogs, cardboard boxes, food packaging boxes, office paper, note pads, coated paper, junk mail, envelopes, manila folders
Some Plastics—beverage, food, and household cleaner containers marked #1 PET or #2 HDPE that have been rinsed and had their caps securely in place (NO plastic bags)
Certain Metals—tin and aluminum cans or containers that have stored food and beverages and have been rinsed

Materials NOT Accepted

Plastics marked with #3 through #7 recycling symbols, plastic clam shell containers, plastic deli trays, plastic bags, shredded paper, potato chip bags, paper towels, paper plates, PVC & ABS pipe, medical waster, toys, clothing, carpet, tissue paper, wax-coated beverage containers, cellophane paper, plastic wrap, foam rubber, packaging materials (peanuts, bubble wrap, Styrofoam packaging), Styrofoam containers, ceramic containers, cereal box liners, string, aerosol containers, and any container that has been filled with paint, pesticides, herbicides, or petroleum products. If in doubt, leave it out.