Provo’s curbside recycling program is emptied every other week by Republic Services on the same day as regular garbage and yard waste. Though this is convenient for most areas, it isn’t for many people living in town homes and apartments.
Provo offers free locations throughout the city to drop off recyclable material for any and all Provo residents to use free of charge, students or otherwise.
Years ago, if you were living in an apartment complex, the only options you had were to use your garbage dumpster or you could talk to your landlord/HOA about getting a specific container on the property for recycling. This wasn’t easy for many reasons, as complexes don’t have extra space and money for additional container pickups, and possible contamination when people put the wrong items in recycling bins.
These free drop off locations provide a great benefit for all residents and show that Provo is constantly improving. Living environmentally conscious has never been so easy.
These locations are:
Kiwanis Park- 820 N. 1100 E.
Fort Utah Park 200 N. Geneva Road
Western Metals 1776 S. Colorado Ave.
Provo Compost Station 1625 S. Industrial Pkwy (yard waste also)
The recycling program will accept items such as paper (junk mail, newspaper, books, magazines), cardboard (no waxy cover or food waste), plastics #1-7, milk jugs, metal cans, etc. Please visit the city website at recycling.provo.org for more information on accepted items.
If you are a Provo resident, and you would like to participate in the city’s curbside recycling or yard waste program, give Customer Service a call at 801-852-6000.