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Provo's Spring Cleaning Guide

Spring has officially sprung in Provo, and with it comes the eagerly awaited Provo Spring Cleaning! This annual program is all about giving residents the opportunity to freshen up their homes and yards by offering free-of-charge dumpsters strategically placed throughout the city. Whether it's old furniture, yard waste, or just general clutter that you're looking to get rid of, Provo City has got you covered. Dive into the details below to find out more about dumpster locations, transfer station coupons, compost yard hours, and everything else you need to know to make your spring cleaning a breeze.



Spring Cleanup Dumpsters


Dispose of trash, yard waste, and metals free of charge using dumpsters located throughout the city March 25 – May 4, Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm.


Dumpsters at the Compost Yard are available during spring cleanup from 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.


Dumpster Schedule


  • March 25 - March 30 | Pole Yard, 2027 W 820 N

  • April 1 - April 6 | Pole Yard, 2027 W 820 N

  • April 8 - April 13 | Footprinters Park, 1150 S 1350 W

  • April 15 - April 20 | Peaks Arena, 100 N Seven Peaks Blvd

  • April 22 - April 27 | Peaks Arena, 100 N Seven Peaks Blvd

  • April 29 - May 4 | Peaks Arena, 100 N Seven Peaks Blvd

  • March 25 - May 4 | Provo Compost Yard, 1625 S Industrial Pkwy

Unacceptable Items


Items that may NOT be placed in the Clean-Up Dumpsters include:


  • Concrete, Blocks, Bricks, Dirt, Rocks, and Sod

  • Paints, Solvents, Household Chemicals, Pesticides, Used Oil, and Bulk Liquids

  • Auto Parts, Tires, and Batteries

  • Refrigerators, Freezers, AC Units, and items containing refrigerants

Please see attendant for disposal of TVs and Electronics. For information on how to dispose of these items and others, visit www.SUVSWD.org/what-to-do-with


Provo Compost Yard


The City Compost Yard is located at 1625 S Industrial Pkwy in Provo and is open Monday - Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM during Spring Cleanup. After the cleanup is over it will only be open Friday - Saturday, weather dependent.


Depending on availability, organic compost will be on hand for purchase to residents at $5 per yard, and to nonresidents at $10 per yard. With a limit of 35 total yards and 8 yards per week of compost, per household.


Green waste drop-off is available for residents free of charge during Spring Cleanup, and for a $5 fee per pickup truck or trailer up to 16' for each drop-off after Spring Cleanup dates.


No lumber, building material, rocks, dirt, sod, stumps, treated wood, logs over 10" in diameter or trash is accepted at the compost yard. Logs over 4" in diameter need to be cut to 8' lengths or shorter. No loads from commercial haulers or landscapers will be accepted.


Transfer Station


Provo residents may take trash directly to the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District transfer station (2450 W 400 South, Springville) free of charge using the coupon found in the city newsletter, March 25 – May 4, during normal business hours, Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.


Your “Solid Waste Transfer Coupon” is good for one pickup truck or single-axle trailer load. You must show Provo ID (driver's license or utility bill).


All loads MUST be covered and secured (tarp, tie downs) or a $10.00 fee will be applied per 8-foot length. Multiple dump passes cannot be combined to pay for larger loads. No commercial loads, residents only.


Visit https://www.suvswd.org/ for more information.

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 4 – December 5. 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.


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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