Open burning begins November 2, lasts three weeks

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The Perry City Council set the 2020 dates for the legal burning of yard waste from Monday, Nov. 2 to Sunday, Nov. 22.

The open burning of yard waste in Perry is legal beginning Monday, Nov. 2  at 10 a.m. and continuing until sundown Sunday, Nov. 22.

All burning must take place between the hours of 10 a.m. and sundown, according to city ordinance.

Burning is restricted to private property. It must take place in the rear of the property and must be supervised at all times.

All burning must take place at least 30 feet or farther from any building inhabited by persons other than the landowner or tenant who is doing the open burning.

The city of Perry encourages residents to find alternative methods to open burning for yard waste disposal.

Some safety tips for open burning:

  • Never use gasoline, kerosene or any other flammable liquid to start the fire.
  • Do not leave a fire unattended.
  • Have fire-extinguishing materials on hand, including a water supply, shovels and rakes.
  • Be prepared to extinguish your fire if the wind picks up.
  • Do not delay a call for help. Call the Perry Volunteer Fire Department immediately at the first sign of the fire getting out of control.

The city of Perry will also continue the free weekly collection of yard waste through December on the following dates:

  • Nov. 4, south side of Willis Avenue
  • Nov. 11, week of Veterans’ Day – No yard waste pickup
  • Nov. 18, north side of Willis Avenue
  • Nov. 25, week of Thanksgiving – No Yard Waste Pickup
  • Dec. 2, south side of Willis Avenue
  • Dec. 9, north side of Willis Avenue

Residents are reminded that all yard waste except tree, bush or brush materials are to be placed in biodegradable paper yard waste bags, with a maximum weight of 40 pounds, and set near the street curb in front of the residence.

All tree, bush and brush materials are to be bundled and tied in maximum lengths of four feet, with a maximum weight of 40 pounds, and set near the street curb in front of the residence.

To assure prompt pick-up, place your yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m.

For more information, call the Perry City Hall at 515-465-2481.

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