Sanitation Autoload Program

The City of Idaho Falls’ Sanitation Division is now fully automated with over 15,500 residential properties on the program!  If you need large item/brush pick up, or have additional questions, please contact the Sanitation office. Additional refuse carts for residences are available for $9.45 a month per cart. Please contact the Sanitation division to request any additional carts.See below for additional information.

What day of the week is my refuse collected? Where is the nearest recycling bin located? Click and zoom in on our NEW Interactive Sanitation Map!    

The City Public Works Department initiated a study to evaluate the opportunities for conversion of the Sanitation Division curbside pick-up services to an autoload program. The program was recommended to be implemented with a phased approach as funds are available to acquire the equipment necessary. Benefits identified in the report include:

  • Higher staff efficiency rates, number of staff versus homes served
  • Lower overall operating expenses
  • Reduction in litter on the streets prior to pick-up
  • Reduction in staff related injuries reducing Workman's compensation claims
  • Wheeled garbage containers may be easier to handle/move around
Access a review of the study (PDF).