Garbage Recycle Days

2020 Sanitation Schedule

The Sanitation Division provides garbage pickup, green yard waste recycling, and other solid waste community services. See the Sanitation Schedule Map for more information

Recycling service is on the same day as garbage pickup. Remember to put your cans out the night before your service day. The Sanitation Division starts emptying cans at 6 a.m. For more about recycling visit our Recycling page.

There are some major holidays that affect the garbage pickup schedule for 2020:



Martin Luther King Jr. Day



Regular Schedule 

President’s Day



Regular Schedule

Memorial Day



One day late all week

4th of July



Regular Schedule

Pioneer Day



Regular Schedule

Labor Day



One day late all week




Thur pickup on Friday




Regular Schedule


The 2020 Green Yard Waste season runs from March 2 - Nov 27, 2020. Green cans are emptied the same day as garbage pickup.

Green Waste Pickup (March 2 - November 27, 2020)
Spring Cleanup (March 23 - May 2, 2020)
Fall Cleanup (September 28 - November 7, 2020)
Leaf Bag Pickup - November & December
Compost station end of season (Last Day November 28, 2020)

compost yardProvo Compost Yard
1625 S Industrial Parkway


 The Provo Compost Yard is currently 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.  

The Provo Compost Yard is additionally open from the second weekend of March through the second Saturday of December on Fridays and Saturdays from 7:00 AM until 5:00 PM (weather dependent). Drop off of material is limited to Provo residents who will need to come with a copy of a current Provo City utility bill or driver license. There is a $5 fee for pickup truck loads and for trailers up to 16' for each drop off - Debit/Credit Card only. No cash or checks are accepted. An additional charge will apply to larger trailer loads. No stumps or roots will be accepted; nor will any logs larger than 10" in diameter. Logs larger than 4" in diameter will need to be cut to lengths no greater than 3'. Green wood only - no lumber or pallets will be accepted. No loads from commercial haulers or landscapers will be accepted.

When compost and mulch are available, they can be purchased by residents at $3 per yard, and for nonresidents at $6 per yard.

recycle childSave with RecyclingDid you know you can save $12/mo on garbage service when participating in recycling compared to the cost of having an additional black can? 

A friendly customer service representative can help you sign up for recycling at 311 or (801) 852-6000. 

Black Container: Garbage
Blue Container: Recycling (click here for a complete list)
Green Container: Green Yard Waste

For more information about recycling visit our Recycling page.

1 Black $19.25
2 Black $38.50 $462
1 Black +1 Blue $24.95 $299.40
1 Black +1 Green $23.25 March – Nov
$19.25 Dec – Feb
1 Black +1 Blue+1 Green
$30.95 March – Nov
$24.95 Dec– Feb

 rental dunpsters Rental Dumpsters Do you have a special project at your house that you need a dumpster for? Provo City Sanitation offers rental dumpsters at a great price

If you have extra garbage or need a special pickup of large items but don’t really need a dumpster, this can be arranged for at a reasonable charge ($50 minimum).

For all your solid waste disposal needs simply call 311 if you are calling from Provo, or (801) 852-6000 if you are calling from outside of Provo, or visit Customer Service online.

Solid Waste District

pile of trash


Sometimes there is a need to take loads of waste to the transfer station. The South Utah Valley Solid Waste District is located at 2450 W 400 S, Springville, just to the west of I-15 off exit 260. Their phone number is (801) 489-3027.

For SUVSWD information including a “What to do with” reference, go to .


  • Computer Parts computer-equipment-in-trash Computer parts and other electronics are not accepted in regular trash. They should be disposed of during the household hazardous waste disposal day in the spring.

  • Batteries batteries Batteries should not be thrown in the garbage cans. Save them for the yearly household hazardous waste disposal day.

  • Fluorescents light-bulb Fluorescent light bulbs can be taken to The Home Depot or Lowe's for disposal. Long tubes should be taken to the SUVSWD transfer station.

  • Pesticides hand-spraying Empty pesticide containers are fine to throw out. Save partially filled containers for the household hazardous waste disposal day.

  • Chemicals cleaning-person Household chemicals in small amounts can be thrown out. Better yet, save them for the household hazardous waste disposal day.

Household Hazardous Waste

Do you wonder what to do with old computers, burned out fluorescent light bulbs or old lawn fertilizer and pesticides? Check out these helpful tips for disposal of hazardous waste items.

For a list of acceptable and non-acceptable recyclable materials click here for the recycling guide.

You can find out what to do with many items by visiting the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District's webpage at and clicking on the "what to do with" tab.

Free Electronics Dumping: Provo residents will need to take it to the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District transfer station in Springville, 2450 W 400 S, free of charge from April 4 - 25, 2020.




Sanitation FAQ's

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • Are there places that I can drop off recyclable material for free?

  • Can I securely dispose of important documents?

  • Do I need to sort and organize all my recyclables?

  • How big are the garbage containers I get from the city?

  • How can I make sure my cans are picked up?

  • How do I sign up for garbage, recycling or yard waste recycling with Provo City?

  • How much does garbage collection and recycling cost?

  • I have a special project. Can I rent a dumpster from the city?

  • What can I recycle?

  • What can't I put in green yard waste cans?

  • What can't I put in the blue recycling cans?

  • What do I do with wastes that you don't accept?

  • What if I have more garbage than what my can will hold?

  • What is the compost station?

  • When is my garbage and recycling picked up?

  • Why does Provo City provide recycling service?

  • Why isn't there a recycling program for apartments?