City of Perry sets open burning, reopens yard waste disposal site

COURTESY OF THE CITY OF PERRY
Special to the Chief
Residential curbside yard waste pickup will continue on Wednesdays from Oct. 13 through Dec. 8.

The city of Perry has set the fall yard waste rules and regulations. Open burning will take place from Oct. 31 through Nov. 21. Residential curbside yard waste pickup will continue through Dec. 8. A new option for yard waste will be the Yard Waste Disposal Site, at 14325 Ivy Place, west of the Garbage Department Shop. 

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

Open Burning

The fall season of open burning of yard waste materials will begin at 10 a.m. on Oct. 31 and end at sundown on Nov. 21.

All burning must take place from 10 a.m. until sundown, is restricted to private property, in the rear of the property and must be supervised at all times.

All burning must be at least 30 feet from any building inhabited by persons other than the landowner or tenant conducting the open burning.

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

Curbside Yard Waste Collection Continues

Residential curbside yard waste pickup will continue on the following dates:

  • Oct. 13 – South Side of Willis Avenue
  • Oct. 20 – North Side of Willis Avenue
  • Oct: 27 – South Side of Willis Avenue
  • Nov. 3 – North Side of Willis Avenue
  • Nov. 10 Week of Veterans Day – No Yard Waste Pickup
  • Nov. 17 – South Side of Willis Avenue
  • Nov. 24 Week of Thanksgiving – No Yard Waste Pickup
  • Dec. 1 – North Side of Willis Avenue
  • Dec. 8 – South Side of Willis Avenue

All yard waste except tree, bush or brush materials are to be placed in 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. To assure prompt pick-up, please have your yard waste at the curb by 7 a.m.

Yard Waste Disposal Site Reopens

The city of Perry will reopen the Yard Waste Disposal Site, located at 14325 Ivy Place, west of the Garbage Department Shop, on a trial basis. This site was closed several years ago due to the amount of illegal dumping occurring at the site.

The Yard Waste Disposal Site will be open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and from 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays from Oct. 18 through Dec. 10. The disposal site will be closed on city observed holidays.

Items allowed at the Yard Waste Disposal Site include leaves, lawn clippings, garden waste, shrubs, bushes and tree limbs not longer than eight feet. Residents may use biodegradable paper yard waste bags for disposal, but plastic bags will NOT be allowed at the site. If plastic bags are used for transporting the yard waste, the bags must be emptied out and removed from the disposal site.

Items that are not allowed include stumps with root-balls, tree limbs over eight feet long, construction materials, concrete, bricks, dirt, garbage, furniture, appliances and other household waste.  

The Yard Waste Disposal Site is for Perry residents only. Non-resident and commercial use of the site is NOT ALLOWED. The Yard Waste Disposal Site will be monitored and recorded by security cameras. Rules for use of the dump site will be posted. All violators will be charged with minimum fine of $500 for illegal dumping. No warnings will be issued.  

If rules are followed at the Yard Waste Disposal Site, the City of Perry will consider opening the site for extended dates and times. The site will be monitored for compliance with the rules and regulations. Residents should be prepared to provide proof of residency upon entering the site (e.g. driver’s license or other acceptable proof) if asked.