Trash Pick-up One Day Late All Week

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Just a reminder! Be sure to take your garbage can to the curb one day late this week. Provo’s Sanitation Department will be closed on Labor Day so your service will be delayed one day. For more information, you can view the 2016 Holiday Sanitation Schedule here.


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.
  • Your regular garbage/recycle day might have been effected since the recent boundary changes. Be sure to look at Provo’s Interactive Map to find out your regular garbage/recycle pick-up day.

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

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  1. brian

    This comment is about that excellent picture at the top. Wow. Beautiful. I love the fade from development to farmland and wetlands at the water source. Places to live and places to feed those who live there. It makes me think about the state of the world and how important all that farmland is going to be as things go south in the world. Sad to think this picture in 20 years would show significantly less farmland and a sea of monoculture suburban development. Do we not have enough vacant land within the city to develop for the coming growth so we can preserve this farmland as insurance against future horrific events? I would be interested to know how many developable acres and redevelopable acres (RC Willey block for example) we have left within the developed portions of the city. Where I live there seems to be lots of undeveloped lots surrounded by development. 1 acre here, 4 acres there, even a large 40 acre tract that isn’t being farmed. Just producing weed seeds for the neighborhood. Sorry, rambling thoughts this morning. I would think as a society this would be important to all of us. Maybe it is, but enough to do anything today? Is there a limit to what this valley can provide to people? What happens when people outnumber the water sources to support people and the food they consume? Will we depend wholly on trucking food in from other places? That sounds imprudent. I’d be interested to know what percentage of our food is already trucked in vs locally grown. It would also be interesting to see what our potable water conditions are. How much can this valley support before we all have to go to desert landscapes like, California is now, so we have drinking water? We have a transportation masterplan and a city development growth masterplan. Do we have a Maintain-quality-of-life masterplan for our kids? Or are we developing, developing, developing until the land is exhausted and kicks us out? Okay enough rambling from me. Time to get off my soapbox.

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