Pocatello Yard Waste

City of Pocatello Yard Waste

Not Accepting New Customers

  1. At this time, the Sanitation Department is not accepting new customers into the yard waste program. Please check back after March 1, 2024 for availability.

Yard Waste Program

The Sanitation Department, in partnership with the Bannock County Solid Waste Division, operates a yard waste-only composting program each year beginning the first full week in April and continuing through the last full week of November.

Yard Waste Cart

Yard Waste service is billed from April through November through the Utility Billing Department.

  • Cart Dimensions
    29.25" W x 34.5" D x 46.75" H
  • Cost
    See our Utility Rates. Lost or intentionally damaged carts will be assessed a cart replacement fee.

96-Gallon Yard Waste Cart

96-Gallon Brown Lid Compost Cart
  • Optional Services
    • One-time additional pickups may be requested for a fee per cart per pickup. Additional pickups must be requested by 10:00 a.m. for same-day service.
    • Contaminated carts may be requested for one-time additional pickup for a fee per cart per pickup.
    • Cart cleaning may be requested for $20.00 per cart.
  • Collection Schedule
    Yard waste carts are collected once per week, beginning the first full week of April through the last full week of November on the same day as garbage collection. Place carts out on the curb no earlier than 6:00 p.m. the day before and no later than 7:00 a.m. on collection day to ensure collection.
ITEMS ACCEPTED
ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED
Grass Clippings
Leaves
Weeds
Garden Trimmings
Flower Trimmings
NO Tree Limbs
NO Branches
NO Dirt
NO Christmas Trees
NO Kitchen Waste
NO Food Waste
NO Coffee Grounds
NO Pet/Animal Waste
NO "Compostable Packaging" or Bags
NO Paper Products
NO Trash

What You Need to Know

The Yard Waste Program…

  • Is available the first full week of April through the last full week of November.
  • Is a curbside weekly pick-up service on the same day as garbage collection.
  • Provides a 96-gallon green autocart with a brown lid.
  • Is voluntary and can be requested by calling the Sanitation Department.
  • Service is provided April through November and billed through the City of Pocatello utility bill.
  • Compost is available for purchase at the Fort Hall Mine Landfill.