PAY ATTENTION TO THE BIG 3 AND PLACE THESE ITEMS IN YOUR BIN.
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:
- Newspaper/junk mail
- Cereal Boxes/Food Boxes
- Food Containers (i.e., yogurt, sour cream, cool whip)
- Condiment Bottles
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.
PAPER IS NO LONGER ACCEPTED.
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
|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
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.)
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
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.
Click here for more information.