Time to Tidy Up

Autumn is upon us. Soon all the trees and shrubs in our city will be brilliant, dressed in a host of shades of red, yellow, orange, and even purple among the varied greens. It’s breathtaking and gorgeous. It’s also a signal that winter will soon follow so now is our opportunity to dig in and organize and clean up our yards, our garages, and sheds. And Provo City is set up to help.

Dumpsters have been positioned at six locations within Provo and will be in place through November 4th, from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, Monday to Friday, and from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays. The remaining locations include:

➤ October 9 – October 14
1150 S 1350 W — Footprinters Park
1625 S Industrial Parkway — compost yard

➤ October 16 – October 21
2620 N 1200 E — Rock Canyon Park
1625 S Industrial Parkway — compost yard

➤ October 23 – October 28
100 N Seven Peaks Blvd — Peaks Arena
1625 S Industrial Parkway — compost yard

➤ October 30 – November 4
3850 N Canyon Road — Field
1625 S Industrial Parkway — compost yard

Be aware that the dumpsters are closed each night and nothing for disposal may be left on the ground.

Material to go in the dumpsters should be separated from yard waste and metals. Items that ought not to go into and weigh down the cans designed for household garbage are accepted into the dumpsters. Broken items that don’t qualify for everyday disposal options can go in the dumpsters, even pieces of used furniture. Please note unacceptable items include: rocks, tires, concrete, tree stumps, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, or household hazardous waste such as pesticides in the dumpsters or at the transfer station. Call the Provo City Customer Service at 801-852-6000 or the transfer station at 801-489-3027 for information and questions about what is acceptable.

Provo residents may take trash directly to the South Utah Valley Solid Waste District transfer station (2450 W. 400 South, Springville) free of charge (using the coupon on page 2 of the September Newsletter) September 25 – November 4, during normal business hours, Monday – Saturday, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm. Cover loads to avoid a $4 tarp fee. You can also find a Leaf Bag Coupon in the September Newsletter good for five free leaf bags that can be picked up at the Public Works Dept., 1377 S. 350 E. Leaf bags are collected curbside November through December.

So if you’re ready to clean out your garage, reclaim some space for your cars, now’s the time. Look around, pick up, gather the unwanted and never-used things that clutter your yard, shed and garage. Do yourself and your neighbors a favor. It spruces up your property, makes everything safer and improves the general look of our community.

Take advantage of this opportunity. It’s a good one!

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