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The final collection of non-tree-related debris will begin November 15. Areas collected on or after November 15 will have no further pickup of nonorganic (non-tree-related) debris. Collection of organic (tree) materials will continue.

Inorganic Debris Removal Process

The collection of nonorganic debris continues in the snow. If piles are small and not visible in the snow, they will be collected toward the end of winter or early spring when their visibility returns. Crews anticipate completing the collection of large nonorganic storm debris piles by the end of January or early February. 

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Report a Concern

  • Debris Piles: To report missed/skipped piles or intersection concerns, please use this form
  • Street Tree: To report storm damage to a public tree, please use the City’s web reporting tool here
  • Sidewalk: To report damage to a sidewalk, please use this form
* Residents do not need to report missed piles multiple times, all submitted requests are automatically added to the pickup list.

Interactive Map

Storm debris removal and tree trimming/removal will be temporarily suspended November 25 – November 29 to allows crews a break during the Thanksgiving holiday. Storm recovery activity will resume on Monday, November 30. 

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Frequently Asked Questions

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General Inorganic Debris Pick-up

What items can I set out for collection?

The following items, and any other items damaged in the storm, may be collected curbside:

  • storage sheds
  • small electric garden tools
  • non electric garden tools, such as wheel barrows, shovels, rakes
  • children’s outside play buildings, trampolines, swing sets
  • above ground swimming pools, hot tubs
  • fencing — wood, vinyl, metal, wire
  • decking, deck railings
  • roofing, and roof waste — plywood/press wood sheets, trusses, joists
  • shingles, metal roofing
  • window awnings
  • glass, windows, doors
  • siding — vinyl, wood, metal
  • drywall
  • wall studs, framing material
  • eaves troughs, soffit & fascia
  • patio furniture, umbrellas, pillows, cushions, pads, swings
  • solar lighting
  • water damaged mattresses or clothing
  • water damaged carpets, flooring
  • other items damaged in the storm (water damaged furniture, damaged bathroom/kitchen fixtures)
  • grills (but not propane tanks)

Propane tanks, and any other hazardous materials must be properly disposed of at the Solid Waste Agency County Home Road location. This program is not intended to collect bulky items that were not damaged by the storm, so please schedule a bulky item pickup for appliances such as refrigerators, dryers, washers, dishwashers – etc. that were not damaged by the storm.

Where should I place items for collection?

Residents are asked to set debris at the curb, keep the street and sidewalks free of debris, and keep tree debris in separate piles from non-tree debris. All homes will receive collection.

Is there a charge for debris collection?

No. Nonorganic debris removal is provided at no charge to residents.

Will you pick up items from the alleys?
We ask residents not to haul debris into the alley for pickup. We do not plan to haul inorganic debris items left at the edge of alleys. We are picking up storm debris curbside.
How can I dispose of bulky items and appliances not damaged in the storm?
Items not damaged in the storm will not be collected during this process and should be disposed of in the usual way. Call the Solid Waste & Recycling Division at 319-286-5897 to schedule a bulky item or appliance pick up.
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