The thunderstorms and winds that hit the Iowa City area last night left numerous downed trees, limbs and wood debris in their wake. The City of Iowa City is issuing this reminder for residents on what to do with post-storm debris:

Debris Removal 

City crews are not able to assist with the removal of trees, branches, or other post-storm debris from private property. If you need help, you are advised to contact a private contractor. 

Curbside Pick-up 

Iowa City residents who have City of Iowa City curbside garbage pick-up service may place fallen tree limbs, branches, brush, and woody yard waste at the curb for pick-up on their normal garbage day.

Wood waste and brush that is four inches in diameter or less should be securely tied in bundles that are no bigger around than 18 inches and no more than 48 inches in length.

Landfill Drop-off 

Residents of Iowa City, Johnson County and other communities served by the Iowa City Landfill may also take limbs and wood debris directly to the Iowa City Landfill, 3900 Hebl Avenue SW, located west of the City limits on Melrose Avenue / IWV Road.

There are no size limitations or bundling requirements on limbs or branches that are dropped off at the Landfill, and no disposal fees are charged. Landfill hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


For more information, contact the Solid Waste Division Office at 319-356-5151 or the Landfill Office at 319-356-5185.

Date of publication

Wednesday, July 06, 2016