2016 Sanitation Schedule


Come rain or shine, Provo City provides garbage and yard waste collection service Monday – Thursday. Be sure to take your garbage can to the curb according to your regular schedule.

During the weeks of major holidays, this service may be delayed one day depending on which day the holiday falls.


The best way to ensure your garbage is picked up is by following these tips:

  • Place cans on the side of the street by 6:00AM on your scheduled day or, better yet, the night before. Remove cans from the curb within 24 hours after they have been emptied.
  • Keep cans away from parked vehicles, mail boxes and trees. Place cans 3’ apart and have plenty of clearance above cans.
  • Everything must fit inside the can so the lid will close. Dial 3-1-1 to schedule extra pickups.
  • When possible, bag the garbage that goes into the black cans.
  • Keep garbage out of green yard waste cans and blue recycling cans.
  • Check out the 2016 Sanitation Holiday Schedule found in the January 2016 Newsletter.
  • Your regular garbage/recycle day might have been effected since the recent boundary changes. Be sure to look at the map below or enter in your address on Provo’s Interactive Map to find out your regular garbage/recycle pick-up day.

Garbage-Recycle Days


If it can be recycled, large bulky items like cardboard boxes can be broken down to fit into a curbside household recycling (blue) can. If you are not enrolled in the curbside recycling program, you can take the items to one of these drop-off recycling sites in Provo:
  • SUVSWD compost station, 1625 S. Industrial Parkway
  • Kiwanis Park, 820 N. 1100 East
  • Fort Utah Park, 200 N. Geneva Rd.
  • Western Metals, 1776 S. Colorado Ave
There is no charge to use the bins at these sites. The bins are separated into sections for plastic, paper/cardboard, and metals. For compost station hours, please call the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District at 801-489-3027, or visit the compost page on its website.



For the 2016 schedule — Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Thanksgiving will be the only holidays the Sanitation Department will be closed. Garbage will be picked up one day late for those holidays. Below is the holiday sanitation schedule, which also includes yard waste collection beginning and ending dates, as well as Spring and Fall Cleanup dates.

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Christmas Tree Pickup: January 4 – 28, 2016
Green Waste Pickup: Feb 29 – Nov 25, 2016
Spring Cleanup: March 28 – May 7, 2016
Fall Cleanup: Sept 26 – Nov 5, 2016
Leaf Bag Pickup: Nov & Dec

If you have questions about the schedule, call 801-852-6714.

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  1. Sam

    I’m so glad we have recycling stations now! Our HOA does not enroll in any recycling programs, and our street parking is usually pretty cramped. We would likely have to store it in the garage, then walk it around the block to the front curb. We don’t have anywhere to put it in the garages, though. Also, thank you for sharing the schedules!

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