Sandy City is pleased to announce the updated and improved Bulk Waste Dumpster Program for 2020 that provides more options, flexibility, a cleaner environment, and improved safety, and decreased liabilities. The Bulk Waste Dumpster Program runs from April 1 through September 30. You will be able to reserve your dumpsters for bulk waste pick-up starting in March.
NOTE: Please be a good neighbor and collaborate with your neighbors on sharing the dumpsters with them when you have smaller loads for pick up.
What Sandy's New Bulk Waste Dumpster Program Means for Residents
The updated program allows you to reserve up to two dumpsters at no cost April-September (6 months). Additionally, you receive one waste disposal voucher in your utility bill. Also, you can order an extra garbage can for your home (3-month commitment) for $8 per month.
Flexibility & Convenience
Choose the dumpster dates that work best for you. Conveniently receive a 30-yard dumpster at your home that can be filled within a 60-hour time period and use your waste disposal voucher for the landfill anytime during the year.
This new program will keep our neighborhoods free of debris cluttering roadways and gutters.
Public Health & Environmental Regulations
This program helps improve storm water quality and public health issues by keeping streets and curbs free of potentially harmful waste.
These improvements allow the redirection of resources and staff time towards important road maintenance instead of waste pick-up while anticipating these adjustments being budget-neutral.
Safety/Liability Issues & Illegal Dumping
By privately scheduling dumpsters that will be placed in driveways or in front of homes, it will discourage scavenger and illegal dumping practices from surrounding cities and saves our staff from handling sharp or dangerous materials.
EXTRA GARBAGE CAN: If you would like to have another container at your home, please contact Sandy City Utility Billing at 801-568-7110. Garbage Base includes one waste can and one recycling can for a charge of $15.95 per month. The cost for the first additional can is $8.00 a month. Three or more trash cans will be a charge of $15.95 per can per month, Extra cans are for a minimum of 3 months.
FALL LEAF COLLECTION: Public Works collects bagged leaves curbside in the fall each year.
The dumpsters may be used for yard debris (tree limbs, shrubbery, grass clippings, etc.) as well as building materials, household items including appliances and furniture. Heavy items such as dirt, fill material, concrete and roofing shingles are acceptable but they can only fill up to 1/3 of the container.
Items that are not acceptable in the dumpster are toxic, hazardous or flammable materials, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, gasoline, motor oil, paints, batteries, and tires. Fifty-five gallon drums will not be accepted unless the tops have been removed or the drum cut in half. Refrigerators, freezers, and central air units will not be accepted unless the freon has been removed. This must be done by a licensed technician and the driver must be furnished with a copy of the receipt.
Dumpsters can be placed either on the street or private property. If you live on a corner lot, the dumpster must be a minimum of 40 feet from the intersection corner.
The door must be closed and locked before the driver can load the dumpster onto the truck.
Though they are intended for private use, dumpsters can, and should, be shared by neighbors if possible. Dumpsters will be delivered and picked up some time between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m on the date confirmed online.
The person reserving the dumpster is responsible for ensuring that these guidelines are followed.
This service is available to residents who have waste collection services through Sandy City.
Citizen Input (considered in making improvements)
- "Can I make a recommendation that you move to dumpsters? My neighborhood has looked like a dump for 2 months"
- "Will there be a second pickup? There was still snow when my scheduled pickup happened. Haven't had a chance to do any actual yard work yet."
- "Twice a year, the curb to the west side of my house becomes a communal dumping site."
- "Our neighborhood just leaves junk on the street. I know neighborhoods in other cities have a dumpster left on their street that everyone can use for a few days. Could our neighborhoods do that too?"
- "Why don't we move spring and fall pick-up dates to later in the spring and earlier in the fall?"
- "I love ow the second these notices arrive in the mailbox, people start making their pile in the street two+ months early"
- "My neighbor has had their bulk waste out awhile and our bulk pick up isn't until the end of May. What's the best approach?"
If you have any questions about this, or the City's regular dumpster program (available October through March), please contact the Public Works Department at 801-568-2999.