The final round of curbside debris cleanup will conclude on Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. 

Once the final round of cleanup is completed, yard waste removal will revert to pre-storm requirements.

Curbside customers may place fallen tree limbs, branches, brush and woody yard waste at the curb for pick-up on their normal garbage day only if it meets the following specifications:

  • Wood waste and brush must be four inches in diameter or less.
  • Must be securely tied in bundles that are no bigger around than 18 inches and no more than 48 inches in length.
  • Bundles must also weigh less than 50 pounds.

Small piles of twigs, branches, and leaves be placed in standard containers like yard waste bags, yellow-lid City carts, or your normal  20 to 35 gallon-sized containers for leaves. 

Larger pieces of remaining tree debris can be taken to our dump site south of our Transportation Services offices at 1200 Riverside Drive, or at the Landfill at 3900 Hebl Ave SW. 

Thank you for helping!

The City would like to thank everyone who worked together to clear a bulk of the debris caused by the Aug. 10, 2020 derecho.

City staff from various departments help clear our roads and sidewalks: Streets and Traffic Engineering, Equipment, Resource Management, Water, Parks and Forestry. 

The Johnson County Secondary Roads Department and the Iowa Department of Transportation also helped clear many streets throughout Iowa City. Together with City crews, an estimated 44,000 cubic yards of debris was collected in the first pass through our City. 

The City also thanks the residents of Iowa City who not only cleared their own yards, sidewalks, and streets, but helped many neighbors and friends throughout our community. Community members hauled an estimated 9,000 cubic yards of debris themselves to our South Riverside Drive dump site. 

Date of publication

Thursday, September 03, 2020