Everything You Need to Know About Tree and Storm Junk Disposal

Update: Limbs and brush can be placed at the curb through Sept. 7 to be collected. The public collection site will be open for drop offs through Sept. 14.

North Liberty residents have several disposal options available as derecho cleanup efforts continue. Cleanup will be a community-wide effort. If you can help a neighbor, please do so, but be mindful that we are still in a pandemic and should continue to wear a mask or face covering while out helping others.

Shingles, Siding, and Other Storm Junk

Beginning Monday, Aug. 17, appointments will be available for North Liberty residents to haul and dispose of their non-plant storm debris at no charge at the city’s public works campus, located at 437 S. Front Street. Appointments are required at least 24 hours in advance and are available in 15-minute windows from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday for the weeks of Aug. 17 and Aug. 24. Scheduling is available now and appointments can be made by calling the North Liberty Recreation Department at (319) 626-5716 between 6:15 a.m. and 9 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Residents should be prepared to unload their haul themselves and will be required to wear masks. This service is limited to residents. Commercial contractors are prohibited from using this site to dump construction debris from roofing or siding replacement jobs.

Accepted items include shingles, siding, fencing, outdoor furniture, trampolines, pools, and other outdoor items that were damaged by the storm. Spoiled food from the power outage will also be accepted. TVs, indoor furniture, appliances, tires, batteries, and other non-storm debris are strictly prohibited and will be turned away by city staff.

If you do not have the means to haul your storm junk, and a neighbor or friend is unable to help, you can call Johnson County Refuse at (319) 665-4498 to make arrangements for curbside pickup of bulky items for a fee on your regular collection day.

Tree Limbs and Brush

City crews have begun the long process of curbside pickup. Tree limbs can be piled between the street and sidewalk. Please place them parallel to the curb in sections of 10 feet or less and take care not to push trees and limbs into the street. Small piles of twigs and branches at the curb will not be collected by city crews.

A debris site is also open for residents to bring their limbs and brush. The site is located at 290 Golfview Drive, just west of the public works campus. If able, residents are highly encouraged to haul their limbs to the limb site, which is open with no hour limitations at this time.

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