You asked and we listened! Provo residents wanted weekly pick-up for recycled material – so on November 1, we as a city utility will take over managing and providing recycling services.
Starting August 1 we will be switching out your current recycling containers owned and managed by Republic Services and replacing them with new Provo City recycling containers. Your new containers will arrive at your homes and businesses between August 1 through October 31, along with a packet on information that details the new schedule and offers tips on what to recycle and why. It will take about three months for everyone in the city to receive new containers.
Beginning November 1 the city will start recycling service on a weekly basis instead of bi-weekly. Before November 1, however, the new containers will continue to be serviced by Republic Services as normal on your normal scheduled service day and week.
This change will save both residents and the city money. We will use two of the trucks we currently have and only need to add one new truck. The cost of curbside recycling service will be only $1 more for double the service. In addition, residents can dial 3-1-1 (or 801-852-6000) to get help instead of having to work through a third party. A friendly Provo City customer service rep can get you signed up and answer any of your recycling questions as well as address concerns.
This all comes as a direct response to requests from residents. Many felt that the bi-weekly schedule was confusing and/or were finding their recycling bins filled up well before their pick-up date. We heard you ask for weekly service. You said you wanted more, so now here it comes!
I think it’ll be a welcome change and help us all in our ongoing efforts to reuse and recycle and work to save our planet.