City temporarily suspends pick up of bulky household items

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The Perry City Hall announced Thursday the temporary suspension of the pick by the Public Works Department up of bulky household items. The city issued the following statement, explaining the suspension.

Over the past few weeks, we have seen the impact regarding the COVID-19 virus. As this situation continues to evolve, the city of Perry is assessing how to best keep our community healthy and safe.

The city of Perry is committed to keeping our employees safe while continuing to provide service to our residents without interruption. In the best interest of the health and well-being of employees, we are suspending the pick-up of household bulky items, appliances and extra garbage bags outside of the container. These items pose the biggest risk to employees because the virus can survive on some objects from inside the home up to 72 hours or more.

Until further notice, the city of Perry will only pick up garbage contained within the residential garbage containers. Normal bulky item service will resume when the CDC lowers the risk factors.

This change in operations does not impact dumpster rental service, commercial dumpster service, yard waste collection or recyclables that are placed in the community roll-off containers. The Community Drop-Off of junk and appliances has been tentatively scheduled for Saturday, June 6, but the city of Perry will assess the situation and inform residents of any postponement.

The Free Dumpster Sharing Program will continue. The city of Perry will provide a four-cubic-yard dumpster to a resident’s home once per year for a one-week period. This is a year-round program subject to the same rules and regulations as the regular Dumpster Rental Program. This is a free service to all residential garbage customers with accounts in good standing.

Please call Perry City Hall at 515-465-2481 for more information.

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