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Public Works: Quick Tips

Post Date:05/16/2017 1:04 PM

Eight quick tips from our Public Works Department: 

1. If you have a large project at your home and you need to dispose materials, reserve a dumpster on the Public Works webpage.  The cost is $130 and you can have it at your home for up to 72 hours.

2. If either your waste or recycling container is damaged or has a broken wheel, it can be repaired or replaced free of charge.  Contact Public Works at 801-568-2999 to report the problem. 

3. If you would like either an additional waste container or recycle bin at your residence, contact Sandy City Utility Billing to order the can.  A second waste container or extra recycling bins cost $5.50 per month for each can and it must be on your account for at least 6 months.  A third waste container will cost $13.45.

4. If you see a problem on the roadway such as a pothole, please contact Public Works at 801-568-2999 so we can quickly make the repair.

5. For the safety of pedestrians and motorists, trees in front of your house should be trimmed to a height of 14 ft above the curb (if it hangs into the street) and 8 ft above the sidewalk.

6. If you would like to replace the sidewalk in front of your home, contact the Public Works Concrete Coordinator and ask about the 50/50 Program, where the City will split the cost of replacing the sidewalk.  If the sidewalk is hazardous, the City will cover 100% of the cost.

7. Are you thinking about replacing the sod in your parkstrip with concrete?  Contact Public Works for the standard specifications as well as a permit to work in the right-of-way.

8. Approximately 19% of the items placed in curbside recycling bins are non-recyclable.  If you have questions and you want to see what is acceptable, visit

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