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How Does Garbage Collection Work in Provo Utah?

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Provo City Public Works is responsible for managing the garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection. Here’s what you need to know about the collection schedule:

Regular Collection Schedule

Garbage, recycling, and yard waste collections in Provo occur from Monday through Thursday. To avoid confusion about when your waste will be picked up, refer to the Sanitation Schedule Map provided by the city. This map details which areas are serviced on specific days.

Holiday Schedule Adjustments

During major holiday weeks, your regular garbage collection may be delayed by one day. It’s important to check Provo’s Holiday Schedule, which lists all the major holidays affecting garbage pickup in 2024. This way, you can plan ahead and make sure your bins are out on the right day.

In 2024, the Green Yard Waste season runs from March 4th to December 5th. Green cans are emptied on the same day as your regular garbage pickup during this period.



Green Waste Pickup: March 4 — Dec 5

Spring Cleanup: March 25 — May 4

Fall Cleanup: Sept 23 — Nov 2

Leaf Bag Pickup: Nov — Dec

Tips for Efficient Waste Management in Provo

  • Check the map: Always double-check the Sanitation Schedule Map to confirm your garbage collection day.
  • Plan for Holidays: Keep a copy of the holiday schedule handy, or add the adjusted dates to your digital calendar so you never miss a collection day.
  • Recycling Practices: Follow Provo’s recycling guidelines strictly to make sure your recyclables are collected and processed correctly.

What Can I Recycle in Provo Utah?

Photo of recyclables included in Provo City’s Super Six Recycling Program. Image by Katerina Gasset, owner and author of the Move to Provo Utah website…

Provo’s recycling program focuses on the “Super Six” — these are the materials you can toss into your recycling can:

  1. Cardboard
  2. Paper
  3. Food Boxes
  4. Aluminum Cans
  5. Steel Cans
  6. Plastic Containers

Do not place in a recycling bin:

  1. Plastic Bags
  2. Trash Bags
  3. Glass Containers
  4. Electronics
  5. Textiles
  6. Wax-Coated Boxes
  7. Shredded Paper
  8. Aluminum Foil/Trays and Pie Tins
  9. Other Non-Recyclable Items: Check Provo Public Works’ website.

If you still have questions about recycling in Provo, call Customer Service at 311 or (801) 852–6000.

What Should I Do with Hazardous Waste in Provo?

Hazardous waste items should not be tossed into your regular garbage. Instead, they need to be disposed of safely. The best way to do this is to take them to the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District’s transfer station.

For more information on disposing of household hazardous waste, visit the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District’s webpage at suvswd.org.

When it comes to getting rid of old electronics, Provo residents must take these items to the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District transfer station in Springville, located at 2450 W 400 S.

How Do I Report a Missed Garbage Pickup in Provo?

Residents can report a missed garbage pickup in Provo if their garbage cans were not emptied on the designated collection day.

You can report a missed garbage pickup by contacting the Provo311 Customer Service team.

When the Provo311 Customer Service team receives a report of a missed garbage pickup, it commits to responding within one business day.

Are There Community Clean-Up Days in Provo?

Provo City organizes community clean-up days during the spring and fall seasons.

Spring and Fall Cleanup:

During these community clean-up events, Provo City Sanitation provides dumpsters at various locations throughout the city. These dumpsters are available for six weeks each spring and fall.

For spring and fall cleanups, residents receive a coupon for a free load at the transfer station. Residents receive a coupon for five free leaf bags during the fall cleanup.

Residents can easily find information about dumpster locations and available coupons by visiting the Provo Public Works webpage.

How Do Provo’s Garbage Fees Get Calculated?

Curbside Residential Fees (per month for weekly service)

Garbage — No Recycling (No Yard Waste or Household Recycling)


Garbage — With Recycling (Yard Waste and/or Household Recycling)


Household Recycling


Yard Waste Recycling (Billed March — November only)


Moving to Provo: Everything You Need to Know

Aside from knowing the garbage collection schedule and recycling programs, there are still a couple of things to take care of before you can finally say you’ve got everything you need here in Provo.

To get a Utah driver’s license, follow this complete guide: How do I change my driver’s license to Provo?

Make sure you have gas and electricity when you move in through these step-by-step guide: Moving to Provo Utilities Guide: How to Set Up Gas and Electricity

Set up water services through these easy steps: How to Get Your Water Services Turned On When You Move to Provo Utah

Keep up with fun and exciting events in Provo through our Events Calendar. Provo Utah Events

Original Article is on MovetoProvoUtah.com — https://movetoprovoutah.com/how-to-get-your-water-turned-on-in-provo-utah/

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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Good post to help keep people informed.  Even the most basic of needs can get lost in the life shuffle.  M

Jun 04, 2024 10:59 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Katerina... I've done similar posts on Charlotte in the past. But as I cover two states, half a dozen counties and several dozen towns, it's too much to report on all of them.

Jun 04, 2024 01:41 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Katerina Gasset garbage collection is something I stay on top of, and good information to share.

Jun 04, 2024 04:57 PM