Department Head
Randy Allen

Department Address
1121 South Second Ave.
Pocatello, ID 83201
208-234-6192

Sanitation Office Hours

Mon-Fri 7 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 6:30 am - 10 am
 
 
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The City of Pocatello Sanitation Department in partnership with The Bannock County Landfill and the Idaho Department of Environmental Quality will be running the COMPOST HAPPENS yard waste only composting program beginning April 2, 2014. If you have any questions or would like to sign up for the service,please contact the City's Recycling Coordinator via email Debbie Brady or at 208-234-6192.

 
COMPOST HAPPENS is a yard waste only compost program
COMPOST HAPPENS is an auto-cart curbside pick-up service
COMPOST HAPPENS comes with a brown-lid 96 gallon auto-cart
COMPOST HAPPENS auto-carts will be picked-up every Wednesday
COMPOST HAPPENS is voluntary
COMPOST HAPPENS pilot will cost $5 a month for 8 months
COMPOST HAPPENS will be billed to your City of Pocatello utility bill
COMPOST HAPPENS pilot will be offered to a max of 500 households
COMPOST HAPPENS service will not be activated until a valid utility customer provides authorization
COMPOST HAPPENS compost will be available for purchase at the Bannock County Landfill the 2nd & 4th Saturday of the month
 
DOS
DON'TS
CAN GO INTO YOUR COMPOSTING BIN
CANNOT GO INTO YOUR COMPOSTING BIN
   
Grass Clippings
No Tree Limbs
Leaves
No Branches
Garden Trimmings
No Kitchen Waste
No Food Waste
No Pet/Animal Waste
No Trash
No Dirt
No "Compostable Packaging"
No Paper Products
No Coffee Grounds
No Christmas Trees
 
Composting at Home
Composting at home explains the benefits and basics of backyard composting. Click here for the full Composting at Home guide published by the University of Idaho College of Agriculture.
 
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Learn how to identify sources of river pollution and strategies on how to prevent polluting the Portneuf River. Click here for the Streetwise Riverwise brochure.
 
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is a website that can help you save money and use less water and electricity at home, work, and school. Click here for energy and money saving strategies.
 
Stormwater Hotline

If you see anyone dumping anything into the drains, please call 208-234-6519. Only rain and snowmelt should go into street drains, which connect to our drinking water and the Portneuf River.

 

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