Garbage Collection is back to the regular schedule, as of Thursday, August 20, 2020. However, through, August 28, 2020, residents may continue to bring their household garbage to the recycle dumpsters at the McCreary Center, Football Field Parking Lot and Parking Lot west of the Police Department. Beginning August 31, 2020, these dumpsters will once again be used for recyclable drop-off only.
Debris Removal Process Updated September 9th, 2020
City of Perry crews are completing the storm debris pick up and are beginning the removal of damaged limbs and trees in the parking. The City of Perry will no longer pick up storm debris from the neighborhoods. Residents may continue to haul their storm debris to the dump site at Pattee Park. Please use the Dog Park parking lot debris pile, since the Campground parking lot is full. This continues to be a free service for PERRY RESIDENTS ONLY.
This storm debris dump site is for yard and tree debris only! We have found fences, lawnmowers and other items in the pile. If you are caught dumping items like this in the pile, you will be asked to remove the items and may be subject to a fine! In order to access FEMA funds, the City of Perry must document all damaged trees. Crews will be photographing and marking trees for removal. If you have an “X” marked on a tree in the parking, this tree will be removed. There is no cost to the property owner for the removal of the marked tree in the parking.
If you are hiring a contractor to remove a tree on your property, please make sure they are registered with the City of Perry. Hiring a reputable contractor is important - make sure that they provide you with proof of insurance. Contractors must haul their own tree debris and may use the dump site at the Dog Park parking lot.
Please call City Hall at 515-465-2481 if you have any questions.
Damage at Violet Hill Cemetery
There are many trees down in City Parks and the Violet Hill Cemetery. Crews are working on removing the tree debris. There are headstones damaged at Violet Hill Cemetery and we understand that people are worried and concerned. The City of Perry needs to remove the damaged trees prior to opening Violet Hill Cemetery to the public. Since there are upcoming burials at Violet Hill Cemetery, those areas will be cleared first. Please be patient for crews to open the cemetery roads prior to driving in the cemetery. Family members should check their homeowners' insurance policy since it may cover the damage to the headstones.