• Michelle

Updated: Apr 8

Did you know that Provo is celebrating Kindness Week on April 19-24?! That’s less than two weeks away!

Get ready to attend exciting events, visit our Kindness Stations located throughout the city, take the Kindness Pledge, participate in our Kindness Bingo challenges, win prizes and swag, and so much more!

Here's how you can participate and get ready for Kindness Week:

1. Register for Community Conversations Virtual Event at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/community-conversation-provo-kindness-week-tickets-148846366489

2. Print off your Kindness Pledge: http://www.provokindness.org/uploads/4/8/0/0/48003417/kindness_pledge.pdf

(Take a picture of your completed pledge, or use the digital form on your device. Share on Facebook or Instagram and tag ​@provokindness and #kindnessstartshere for a chance to win gift cards to local restaurants!)

3. Print your Kindness Bingo Card. (Choose the board that works for you. And get a free Kindness Starts Here t-shirt or yard sign when you get a bingo!)

Kindness Bingo:


Family/Child Bingo:


4. Mark your calendars for April 19 - 24 and make sure you RSVP to our Facebook Event Page to stay tuned for more details. And if you haven't followed Provo Kindness on Instagram, Facebook, or visited the website provokindness.org - be sure to do so!

We've got some great things planned and can't wait to reveal more details!

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  • Michelle

Updated: May 3

Provo Spring Cleanup starts Monday! Provo City is providing dumpsters free of charge to help you clear out unwanted items, declutter, spruce up your yard, etc. Take a look at the information below for dumpster locations, transfer station coupons, compost yard hours, and more!

Spring Cleanup Dumpsters

Dispose of trash, yard waste, and metals free of charge using dumpsters located throughout the city March 29 – May 8, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Dumpsters at the compost yard are open Monday – Saturday 7:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Please separate the yard waste and metals from the trash and put them in the appropriate dumpsters. The dumpsters will be closed nightly, and it is unlawful to leave items on the ground. Illegal dumping costs thousands of dollars at the expense of Provo taxpayers and possible discontinuance of the program.


  • March 29 - April 3 | Lions Park | 950 W 1280 N

  • April 5 - April 10 | Pole Yard | 2027 W 820 N

  • April 12 - April 17 | Footprinters Park | 1150 S 1350 W

  • April 19 - April 24 | Rock Canyon Park | 2620 N 1200 E

  • April 26 - May 1 | Peaks Ice Arena | 100 N Seven Peaks Blvd

  • May 3 - May 8 | 3850 N Canyon Rd

  • March 29 - May 8 | Provo Compost Yard | 1625 S Industrial Pkwy

Transfer Station

Provo City residents may take trash directly to the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District Transfer Station located at 2450 W 400 S, Springville, March 29 – May 8 Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, free of charge using the coupon found in your Vol 2 Issue 2 Newsletter. Your “Solid Waste Transfer Coupon” is good for one pickup truck or single-axle trailer load. You must show Provo ID (drivers license or utility bill). All loads must be covered to avoid a $4 tarp fee.

If you have questions about what is acceptable, call Provo City Customer Service at (801) 852-6000 (311), or the transfer station at (801) 489-3027.

Provo Compost Yard

The Compost Yard (1625 S Industrial Pkwy, Provo) will be open all week during Spring Cleanup, and drop off will be FREE during those weeks. Hours of operation will be from 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Saturday (weather dependent). Drop off material is limited to Provo residents who will need to come with a copy of a current City of Provo utility bill. No lumber, building material, treated wood, logs over 10” in diameter or trash at the Compost Yard. No loads from commercial haulers or landscapers will be accepted.

Organic compost will be available to purchase for residents at $3.00 per yard, and for nonresidents at $6.00 per yard, depending on availability.


Recycling bins are available to residents at Kiwanis Park (820 N 1100 E), and the Compost Yard. Glass recycling is at the corner of 100 W 300 N.

Yard Waste Recycling

Turn your organic yard waste into plant nourishing compost. Sign up for Green Can Yard Waste Collection by calling (801) 852-6000. Green cans are picked up once a week from March 1 – December 2. Your green yard waste cans will be emptied the same day as your regular garbage pickup. Please have your cans on the side of the road by 6:00 am.

Make sure that you are only putting yard waste in your green cans. We are unable to pick up green cans with unacceptable materials in them.

No rocks, dirt, sod, paper, building materials, stumps, roots or animal waste.

The lid should be able to close – brush/limbs no longer than 3’ or hanging over can.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day

(No In-person Event)

Due to COVID-19, Utah County Health Department once again will not be able to hold an in-person event. Instead, residents can bring their Household Hazardous Waste for FREE to the South County Solid Waste District in Springville. This includes electronic waste, paint, batteries, fuel, household cleaners, etc. For requirements and a full list of waste accepted visit suvswd.org/compost.

South County Solid Waste District

2450 W 400 S Springville, UT 84663



Unwanted Bicycles

Unwanted bicycles can be donated to Provo Bicycle Collective, a local nonprofit. This organization of bicycle enthusiasts refurbished nearly 500 bicycles last year and sent them back out into the local community. Depending on the quality and condition of your bike, it may be fixed by volunteers and given away to individuals in need, refurbished by professional mechanics and sold to fund the shop, or stripped for parts and recycled.

You can be assured that no bike donation goes to waste here and each bike is fully repaired and safety-inspected before leaving the shop for its new owner. Please see their website for shop location and hours. Tax-deductible receipts will be provided for your donation upon request.

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Updated: Apr 1

The once-thriving Plum Tree shopping center, now five years defunct, will be no more after today. I had the honor of attending the official demolition ceremony this morning and participated in the first excavator blow to the old Shopko building!

There are three businesses whose names will undoubtedly create a sense of nostalgia for Provo citizens – Movies 8, Carousel Ice Cream Parlor, and Shopko. Many past college students, myself included, have fond memories of date nights with a $1 movie and sundaes at Carousel Ice Cream Parlor. It was all we could afford. It’s always hard to see community favorites close when they’ve become such a beloved part of our community fabric.

The Mix at River’s Edge mixed-use development, on the northeast corner of University Parkway and 2230 North, has been through numerous plans over the last five years, but now has new ownership. And the project will be commencing construction this week!

Just like the newness of spring and the feelings of renewal after a long year of COVID-19, this development is just what Provo needs. Successful development is always about timing. We now have the right timing and the right team to finally bring this development back to its thriving glory days and create a gathering place where a whole new generation can make memories.

The Mix at River’s Edge is in addition to the many projects underway in Provo right now, like the new Provo City Hall, the redevelopment of the existing City Hall block, the new class A office space being built in downtown Provo by PEG, as well as commercial and residential development in almost every part of our community.

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