Grab your rakes and gardening gloves, Laramie. Spring cleaning season has arrived; with the arrival of Spring weather, many Laramie residents have begun preparing for the annual clean-up of their yards.

The City of Laramie wants to help residents tidy up their yards with a free voucher for the city landfill. “Here at the City Solid Waste department, we are often asked, ‘What happened to the free dump day?’ This landfill voucher program has replaced that day, and unlike the free dump day, which was only one day a year, residents now get to pick a day throughout the summer that’s most convenient for them,” said City of Laramie Solid Waste Manager, JR Slingerland in the city press release.

Each voucher is good for up to 2.5 cubic yards of waste, an amount roughly the size of a full-size truck bed. Applications for the voucher can be submitted online at You can apply in person at the Solid Waste Division by scheduling an appointment. To receive a voucher, you will need to provide a valid photo ID and any current utility bill with a valid Albany County address to receive your voucher. Note: One voucher per household.

Accepted Yard Waste Materials

The voucher does not cover all waste. Approved landfill materials include trash, construction debris, and recyclables such as cardboard, paper, plastic bottles, and jars.

Unaccepted Yard Waste Materials

Unaccepted yard waste includes household hazardous waste, "such as oil-based paints and stains, asbestos, contaminated soil, dead animals, tires, refrigerators, and other similar waste is not covered by a voucher," explains the city press release.

Voucher Deadline

Vouchers will be issued online from 9 a.m. on April 15, 2024, to 2:30 p.m. on August 02, 2024. Vouchers are valid at the Laramie Landfill / Recycling Center from May 06, 2024, to September 21, 2024.

Meet the Dinosaurs That Roamed Ancient Wyoming

Discover the mighty dinosaurs that roamed the Cowboy State, featuring information shared by the Geological Museum at the University of Wyoming. Learn about the types of dinosaurs that lived in pre-historic Wyoming, fun facts about them, and more.

Gallery Credit: Phylicia Peterson, Townsquare Media Laramie/Cheyenne

More From Laramie Live