City issues storm-damage update, suspends trash pickup this week

Drag debris of any size to curb, and city crews will haul away for free

Perry residents may haul their debris to the campground parking lot in Pattee Park for free.

The Perry City Hall issued the following update Tuesday morning on the storm damage and citywide cleanup efforts:


Residential garbage service is suspended this week. Residents may bring their garbage to the recycle dumpsters at the McCreary Community Building or the PHS football field parking lot. Chains have been removed from these dumpsters to allow for easier disposal of garbage. Recyclables may still be taken to the dumpster at the Perry Police Department parking lot at 908 Willis Ave. City crews will attempt to pick up commercial garbage routes, if possible.


If you find an extra garbage container in your yard, call the Perry City Hall at 515-465-2481. The high winds displaced some containers, and several residents around town are missing their garbage container. If you give the Perry City Hall the serial number on the container, we can give you the address at which it belongs.


Please drag any storm debris to the curb. Debris does not need to be cut or bundled, just stacked at the curb. City crews have begun picking up storm debris on First Avenue and Willis Avenue and will then move to the side streets. There is a lot of debris, so we will make several passes through town until all debris is picked up.

As crews move through the town, we will remove hanging branches on the parking or right-of-way. Branches that are too large for city crews to remove will be removed by Walton Tree Service. Other partners assisting the city of Perry with tree and debris removal are Repp Trucking and J. Pettiecord Inc.

If you have a hanging limb that is in danger of falling on the street or sidewalk, please call the Perry City Hall at 515-465-2481, and we will put this at the top of the removal list.

Residents may bring storm debris to the campground parking lot in Pattee Park. There is a lot of debris around our town, so city crews appreciate your help with either the hauling of debris or any assistance you give to your neighbors.

Please note, there is NO COST to use the yard waste dump site at Pattee Park or to have the storm debris picked up curbside.

We are all in this together! Please be safe, and thank you for your clean-up efforts!


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