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Provo starts annual fall cleanup Monday; trash, yard waste, metal accepted

By Genelle Pugmire - | Sep 25, 2023

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Dumpsters will be placed around Provo during the coming weeks as the city holds its annual fall cleanup.

Before the snow flies, Provo’s sanitation department, a part of Public Works, is holding its annual fall cleanup.

The cleanup begins Monday and will last through Nov. 4. Provo City is offering coupons for five free leaf bags and a coupon for one truckload going to the city dump. Those can be found on the home page of the city web site, https://www.provo.org/.

Residents are being asked to separate regular trash, yard waste and metals and to dispose of the material in dumpsters at six locations. The sites will be open for drop-offs between 8 a.m and 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Dumpsters at the Provo City Compost Yard, 1625 S. Industrial Parkway, also are available during the fall cleanup from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The sanitation department is asking residents not to dump after hours, and dumpsters will be closed nightly. According to Mayor Michelle Kaufusi, it is unlawful to leave items on the ground. “Illegal dumping costs thousands of dollars at the expense of Provo taxpayers and possible discontinuance of the program,” she wrote in a blog post.

Residents with larger loads, double-axle trailers or loose green waste may be redirected to the city transfer station or compost yard at the discretion of the cleanup attendant, Kaufusi said.

Courtesy Provo City

This year's fall cleanup in Provo will run from Monday, Sept. 25, 2023, through Nov. 4.

Dumpster dates and locations:

  • Monday through Sept. 30 — Pole Yard, 2027 W. 820 North
  • Monday through Nov. 4 — Compost Yard
  • Oct. 2-7 — Pole Yard
  • Oct. 9-14 — Rock Canyon Park, 2620 N. 1200 East
  • Oct. 16-21 — Rock Canyon Park
  • Oct. 23-28 — Peaks Arena, 100 N. Seven Peaks Blvd.
  • Oct. 30 through Nov. 4 — Footprinter Park, 1150 S. 1350 West

For a full listing of items not allowed in the dumpsters, visit the city website.


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