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Spring Cleaning Guide!

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 28 – May 7, 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 28 - April 2 | Lions Park, 950 W 1280

  • April 4 - April 9 | Pole Yard, 2027 W 820 N

  • April 11 - April 16 | Rock Canyon Park, 2620 N 1200 E

  • April 18 - April 23 | Rock Canyon Park, 2620 N 1200 E

  • April 25 - April 30 | Peaks Arena, 100 N Seven Peaks Blvd

  • May 2 - May 7 | Footprinters Park, 1150 S 1350 W

  • March 28 - May 7 |Provo Compost Yard, 1625 S Industrial Pkwy

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 28 – May 7, 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 to avoid a $4 tarp fee.

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.

Provo Compost Yard

The City Compost Yard is located at 1625 S Industrial Pkwy in Provo and is open Mon-Sat 7AM-5PM during Spring Cleanup. After the cleanup is over it will only be open Fri-Sat weather dependent.

Depending on availability, organic compost will be on hand for purchase to residents at $3 per yard, and to nonresidents at $6 per yard.

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, sod, stumps, treated wood, logs over 10" in diameter or trash is accepted at the compost yard. No loads from commercial haulers or landscapers will be accepted.

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 February 28 – December 1. 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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amanda smith
amanda smith
Apr 01, 2023

It’s really hard to do a thorough spring cleanup without a truck. Everywhere else I’ve ever lived (4 different states) had designated times when the garbage collectors would take larger unwanted items. Could Provo do that in the future?

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