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Spring Cleaning Guide

Looking for something to do while practicing social distancing? How about participating in Provo's Spring Cleaning?! Starting today, 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 23 – May 2, 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 23 - March 38 | Lions Park | 950 W 1280 N

  • March 3 - April 4 | Pole Yard | 2027 W 820 N

  • April 6 - April 11 | Footprinters Park | 1150 S 1350 W

  • April 13 - April 18 | Rock Canyon Park | 2620 N 1200 E

  • April 20 - April 25 | Peaks Ice Arena | 100 N Seven Peaks Blvd

  • April 27 - May 2 | 3850 N Canyon Rd

  • March 23 - May 2 | 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 23 – May 2 Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am – 6:00 pm, free of charge using the coupon found in your March Newsletter.

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 your March Newsletter that is good for one pickup truck or single-axle trailer load.

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 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 2 – November 27. 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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