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Day after Christmas begins busy stretch for Pocatello city workers

The busiest time of year is here for employees with the City of Pocatello Sanitation Department.

From December 26th to December 31st, the department is offering it’s special holiday pickup to accommodate the overflow that comes with the season.

Residents are asked to place their extra bags and boxes in the same spot as their regular garbage collection.

With the Christmas Holiday and New Years Holiday, trash collection will be delayed by a day.

The city will be providing drop boxes for tree disposal.

The tree boxes will be removed January 9th.

The City of Pocatello Parks and Recreation Department will chip the discarded trees for use as ground cover.

Christmas tree drop boxes can be found at City Hall 911 North 7th Ave., rainey Park-900 South Arthur Ave, and near the entrance to Sister City Park on Pocatello Creek Road.

Officials would like to remind residents to remove all ornaments before throwing out the tree.

If you have any questions about the collection schedule, extra pickups or the Christmas tree collection program, please contact the Sanitation Department at 208-234-6193

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