The Fall season of open burning of yard waste materials will begin at 10 a.m. on October 31, 2021 and end at sundown on November 21, 2021.
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 thirty (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.
Yard Waste Disposal Site Reopens on October 18, 2021
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 October 18, 2021 through December 10, 2021. 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 8 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 8 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.
City of Perry, Iowa- 'Make Yourself At Home!' | 1102 Willis Avenue P.O. Box 545, Perry, IA 50220 | (515) 465-2481