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Did you know the City has an Ordinance on the placement of trash, recycling and yard waste containers?

The answer is yes, City Ordinance 105.16 defines the location of containers being stored on days other than collection day.

In summary at times other than when individual residential waste containers are to be placed at the curb line for collection, those containers shall be stored:

  • in a building on the premises;
  • behind the front building line against the principal structure or accessory structure, but not closer to the property line than five (5) feet;
  • in the front yard if screened from visibility from the street;
  • or if a side yard is facing the street and containers are stored outside, the containers shall be screened from street visibility to the greatest extent.

To report a container violation, please contact Engineering and Public Works at (515) 278-3950 or by email. The City will investigate the container, issue a letter explaining the Ordinance and ask for quick compliance.

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