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1. Plastics 1 & 2 (water bottles, milk jugs, typically containers with necks)

2. Corrugated Cardboard (clean)

3. Aluminum and Tin Cans

All other items DO NOT belong in your recycling bin.

No Longer Accepted:

  • Paper
  • Newspaper/junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Cereal Boxes/Food Boxes
  • Food Containers (i.e., yogurt, sour cream, cool whip)
  • Condiment Bottles

recycle childHousehold Recycling

The recycling market has recently changed!

Items that are now acceptable are plastics 1 and 2 (examples: water bottles, milk jugs, detergent containers, typically bottles with necks), clean corrugated cardboard, and aluminum and tin cans.


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

Save money with recycling!

Adding a recycling container is less expensive than adding an additional garbage container.

Black Container: Garbage
Blue Container: Cardboard, Plastics 1 and 2, Aluminum and Tin Cans (click here for a complete list)
Green Container: Yard Waste

ContainerS  Monthly   Yearly
 1 Black $19.25 $231.00
 2 Black $38.50
 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  
Green yard waste can Yard Waste Recycling Yard waste recycling is a great way to keep heavy grass clippings, weeds, and yard trimmings out of the landfill and saves the city from having to pay more in tipping fees at the transfer station. Learn more about the benefits of yard waste recycling.

Yard waste recycling is considered a recycling option when it comes to recycling rates in your utility bill. It only costs $5.50/month for a green can March - November, and you don't get charged at all for the green can during the winter months of December - February, plus you get to keep the discounted price for the black cans through the winter. What a deal!

Participating in yard waste recycling is just three touches away on your phone by simply dialing 311 from anywhere in Provo, or by going to this online link. If you need to call from outside of Provo, our Customer Service number is 801-852-6000.

If you need to drop off large loads of yard waste or buy compost, the compost station is located at 1625 S Industrial Pkwy, here in Provo. The compost yard is open on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. March - November. (Special hours offered during Spring and Fall Cleanups.)

Recycling dumpster Other Recycling Options
Is your space limited for storing extra garbage containers? Do you live in a townhome or apartment that doesn’t have Provo City solid waste collection service? Or if that pesky, but necessary, budget really doesn’t allow you to have more than just basic service, there are other options you can take advantage of if you still want to recycle.

Read the mayor's blog on how to get rid of stuff for more information on recycling and disposal of unusual items such as large items, glass, electronics, usable paint, medication, etc.

There is free cardboard, plastic 1 & 2, and tin/aluminum recycling at:
  • Kiwanis Park – 820 N 1100 E
  • Compost Station – 1625 S Industrial Pkwy
*Update* Due to continued illegal dumping at Fort Utah Park, the recycling bins at that location have been removed.

Glass Recycling

Glass recycling There is a dumpster for free glass recycling in the southwest corner of the Covey Center parking lot at 100 South 500 West. There are dividers for clear, green and brown glass. Please rinse the containers before bringing them to the dumpster.

wheels for wishesWheels for Wishes - Recycle for CharityWheels for Wishes is a nonprofit car donation program that picks up donated cars and recycles or auctions them, with proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Utah to help grant wishes of local kids.

Click here for more information.