General Garbage Questions
Does the city offer a can cleaning service?
How do I request a second can?
How full can I fill my garbage/recycle can?
The lid needs to close completely so that wind does not blow open the can overnight and strew trash throughout the city.
Can I place extra bags by the garbage/recycle can for pickup?
How do I cancel and return my extra can?
How long must I keep my second can?
How do I get my can repaired or replaced?
Why did I receive a used can instead of a new one?
The City reuses cans in good condition. All reused cans are steam cleaned and sanitized before delivery.
My can did not get picked up.
If you have followed the guidelines for pickup and the can was not emptied, you must call us at 801-804-4505 or 801-804-4502 by 3 PM the day after your regular pick-up day. Other options will be provided (extra bags for the next pick-up date, etc.).
**Recycle containers that have trash in them will NOT be dumped as trash and will be called into the city.
What shouldn't I place in the garbage cans?
The following are common things that should not be placed in a garbage can.
- Car Type Batteries
- Hot Ashes
- Paint (see the Where can I take paint and construction material? FAQ)
- Small Refrigerators
- Unbagged Leaves and Grass Clippings
- Used Oils
When does the City pick up Christmas Trees?
The dates vary but pickup usually begins the business day after Christmas for four weeks. See the Online Christmas Tree Pickup Request Form.
Recycling and Green Waste Questions
Does the city plan to offer a green fiber recycle can? If not, what should I do with my yard work waste?
Visit the Compost/Green Waste Website for information on why the city does not have a green waste program. Green waste can be dropped off at the transfer station in Springville at 2450 W 400 S.
If I choose to opt-out from having a curbside recycle can how can I still recycle?
The transfer station in Springville at 2450 W 400 S accepts recyclable material for a fee. Recyclable materials are taken from there to a recycling sorting station in Salt Lake.