Thursday, July 25, 2013

Taylorsville Begins Annual Clean-up Program, Police to Cite Scavengers

Today marks the beginning of the Taylorsville Annual Clean-up program. Over the next month, large dumpsters are placed in each neighborhood for a day so residents can use them to dispose of any trash, yard waste, large items, etc. The dumpsters, provided by Wasatch Front Waste and Recycling District, are placed every few houses so residents can easily access them without the need for a trailer.

“This is one of our most popular programs,” said Taylorsville Mayor Jerry Rechtenbach. “We appreciate residents who use these dumpsters to clean up their property. It improves both individual properties, and entire neighborhoods.”

The dumpsters have a sign on them that states removal of property constitutes theft and violators will be prosecuted.

According to UPD Taylorsville Precinct Chief Tracy Wyant, officers will be actively patrolling neighborhoods and will cite scavengers. “We’ve had complaints from residents in the past because they see a stranger digging through the dumpster on their street,” said Wyant. “We will not tolerate those who do not comply with the law and they will receive a citation.”

Residents who see scavengers can call UPD at 801-743-7000.

Taylorsville residents who have large amounts of green waste (tree branches, shrubs, etc.) can leave materials in front of their house, instead of in the dumpsters. They can call Wasatch Front Waste at 385-468-6325 and it will be picked up.

To find out which day the dumpsters are in your neighborhood, go to and fill out the form at the top of the home page.

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