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Spring Cleaning Guide

As we head toward sunnier days and warmer weather, I invite all of us to look around and see what we can do to change things for the better! As a city, we’re here to help with this task by providing dumpsters — from March 25 through May 4 — for waste that doesn’t fit into the usual garbage bins.

Provo City provides Transfer Station Coupons for the even larger items and green waste that might include tree branches and clippings. We will accept hazardous waste products at Utah County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day (Saturday, April 13). Keep reading for all the details!

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 – 5:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm. Dumpsters at the compost yard are open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Friday – Saturday from 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.


March 25 - March 30 | Lions Park | 950 W 1280 N

April 1 - April 6 | Fort Utah Park | 200 N Geneva Rd

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

April 15 - April 20 | Rock Canyon Park | 2620 N 1200 E

April 22 - April 27 | Peaks Ice Arena | 100 N Seven Peaks Blvd

April 29 - May 4 | 3850 N Canyon Rd

March 25 - May 4 | 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, free of charge using the coupon on this page, March 25 – May 4, during normal business hours, Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm.

All loads must be covered to avoid a $4 tarp fee. Please do not dispose of rocks, tires, concrete, tree stumps, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, or household hazardous waste such as pesticides in the dumpsters or at the transfer station. 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.

You can find the “Solid Waste Transfer Coupon” in the Spring Involved Magazine on page 17 that is good for one pickup truck or single-axle trailer load. Check out the coupon here »

Provo Compost Yard

The Compost Yard will be open all week during Spring Cleanup, and drop off will be FREE during those weeks. Hours of operation will be from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Thursday and 7:00 am – 5:00 pm, Friday and Saturday (weather dependent). Drop off of 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.

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.

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 – November 28. 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

On Saturday, April 13 residents of Utah County can dispose of old or unused household chemicals from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Provo Towne Centre Mall west parking lot. Agencies across the county will come together to take your old or unused household chemicals and properly dispose of them so they don’t pollute our environment.

* Please note that you cannot bring electronics to this event. However, free electronics disposal is available at North Pointe (2000 W 200 S, Lindon, UT 84042) and South Valley Utah Solid Waste District (2450 W 400 S, Springville, UT 84663) from April 6- April 20.

*Do not mix wastes. If possible, leave materials in original containers with labels intact, or mark containers if labels are missing. Be sure all containers are capped or sealed. Containers must be deposited with waste materials, they cannot be returned. Transport in a cardboard box lined with newspaper.

For a full list of what to bring and what not to bring, visit my blog here. For more information, visit

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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