Debris removal moves the Perry’s west side Monday

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Perry Volunteer Fire Department Chief Chris Hinds, right, observes the debris removal at 10th and Pattee streets Monday morning.

Perry Public Works Department crews moved to the city’s west side Monday morning as they continue their work with contractor partners in order to remove storm debris from neighborhoods battered by the Aug. 10 derecho winds.

Crews finished most of the work east of First Avenue last week and will focus on neighborhoods west of First Avenue this week.

After crews have gone through the town once, they will make a second full circuit of the town to collect any remaining storm debris on the curbs. Working with a contract tree service, the city will then remove hanging branches from trees in the parking or right-of-way.

Perry residents may continue to place their storm debris at the curb. Debris does not need to be cut or bundled, just stacked at the curb. To expedite the removal process, residents should bring tree debris to the curb as soon as possible.

After the curbside collection of storm debris is completed, city crews will then start on the special request alley pickups. Residents who find it impossible to get the debris to the curb are asked to call the Perry City Hall at 515-465-2481 and request an alley pickup.

Residents may also continue to bring storm debris to the campground parking lot at Pattee Park. Please note that there is no cost to use the yard waste dump site at Pattee Park or to have the storm debris picked up curbside.

Perry’s residential garbage collection service has returned to its regular schedule. Residents may still bring household garbage to the recycle dumpsters at the McCreary Community Building, PHS football field parking lot and of the parking lot east of the Perry Police Department until Friday, Aug. 28.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 31, these dumpsters will once again be used for recyclable drop-off only.

Regular yard waste collection will resume Wednesday, Aug. 26 with collection north of Willis Avenue.

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