It’s Time for Spring Cleanup: Muddy Creek, Leaf collection and City-wide Cleanup Come in April
Spring comes with many opportunities to clean up from a long winter.
Muddy Creek cleanup
On Saturday, April 6, join the cleanup led by the North Liberty Tree & Storm Water Advisory Board, Boy Scout Troop 216 and Cub Scout Packs 216 and 275 to remove debris along Big Muddy Creek and the bike trail. The clean up is held annually in observance of Keep America Beautify Day.
Join in by meeting at the North Liberty Community Center north parking lot at 9 a.m.
Curbside leaf collections
Spring leaf collection is scheduled to start Monday, April 1, 2018, and will run through Friday, April 19.
To have your leaves collected, rake them within two feet of the street by 7 a.m. on each Monday. Crews will collect them by Friday. Please don’t bag your leaves or mix them with stick, branches or other yard waste, or any other materials.
To speed collection, please avoid placing piles near street signs or utility poles, and avoid parking in front of leaf piles.
This service is free and weather depended.
After the curbside collection ends, residents have a few options to dispose of leaves:
- Taken to citywide cleanup on April 27 at the public works facility
- Put in yard waste bags for Johnson County Refuse, collected on your regular trash and recycling day
- Taken to Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center, 300 Hebl Ave. SW, Iowa City
During the month of April, crews will be out cleaning streets. You can help by parking off of the street when possible. Street sweeping is dependent upon weather conditions.
Spring Cleanup Day
Spring Cleanup Day, for disposal of large items, brush, tires, batteries and other waste, is scheduled for April 27, 2018, for 7 to 11 a.m. at the Public Works Facility, 620 Calvin Street.
The cost for this service is included in monthly city utility bills and is for residents of North Liberty only (please be prepared with a water bill stub or driver’s license). Assistance will be provided to the elderly or handicapped; please call City Hall (626-5700) to make arrangements. You can read more about what will and won’t be accepted here.
Citywide Garage Sales
If you’re not in a hurry, you can also hang on to what you’re looking to get rid of until Citywide Garage Sales on June 6, 7 and 8.
You can avoid sending usable goods to the landfill by donating them to local charities. Houses into Homes helps local folks who are transitioning out of homelessness or in need by delivering beds and furniture, as well as small kitchen and household goods. Volunteers will pick up your items and deliver to local families. And they’ll take your art (but not your objet d’art). Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore will pick up all sorts of working kitchen and laundry appliances and housewares, but also things like roofing, nearly full cans of paint, pavers and other hardware goods. They resell the them in their shop to support Habitat for Humanity. The North Liberty Community Pantry distributes food and clothing to folks living in North Liberty and Johnson County. They’ll gladly take your unwanted unopened food stuffs and children’s clothing (they ask that you donate adult clothes to Goodwill of the Heartland).