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The Annual City-Wide Clean-Up program will be under review over the next several months. One consideration is to change to a Bulky Item Program only. Please check with the Solid Waste Information line 319-753-8114 in January 2019 for updates to the program.
As a service to our customers, Burlington Solid Waste crews will pick up TVs by appointment. 10 Trash Tags are required. TVs must be intact for pick up. To get on the schedule for pick up, Send eMail and provide leave your name, address, and telephone number.
If you want to haul it yourself, you may take appliances to the Area Recyclers at 1818 West Burlington Ave, M-F, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m., the 2nd & 4th Saturdays, 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. or by appointment. The fee is $10 cash or check. Call the Recylcers at 319-753-8126 for details.
If you are interested, Alliant Energy will pay their electric customers up to $50 for working refrigerators, freezers, or air conditioners. To apply call 866-255-4268 or go to Alliant Energy Appliance Recycling
Alternatively, computers may be taken to the HazChem Center at the Des Moines County Regional Landfill for disposal, for a fee, cash or check only.
As a service to our customers, Burlington Solid Waste crews will pick up computer monitors by appointment. 6 Trash Tags are required. Monitors must be intact for pick up. To get on the schedule for pick up, Send eMail and provide leave your name, address, and telephone number. Haz Chem Center
Household chemicals should be used in the manner for which they were intended, so try giving leftovers to a friend or neighbor if you can't use them. Never discard chemicals on the ground! Most residential-type hazardous chemicals, like cleansers, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, automotive products, and mercury found in thermostats and thermometers are accepted at the Haz Chem Center near the Des Moines County Regional Landfill. The Haz Chem Center manages a Swap Shop where you may be able to obtain products at no charge. For your safety, an appointment is always necessary, so call 319-753-8758. or visit Haz Chem Center
Automotive products like motor oil, antifreeze, brake fluid, transmission fluid, carburetor cleaner and similar products should be taken to the HazChem Center for free disposal in containers no larger than 5 gallons. Speedlube and Advance Auto Parts may accept used motor oil for free but there is a limit to how much they can take each day, so you should call them first. Antifreeze may be poured down the drain with generous amounts of water, but the preferable disposal option would be to take it to the HazChem Center. For your safety, materials are accepted at the HazChem Center by appointment only, so always call first! The number is 319-753-8758.
Local commercial haulers, LaVeine Sanitation (319-753-0405) and Floyd's EZ-Way (319-752-5394), provide seasonal collection of yard waste. Call for details.
Yard waste is also accepted free of charge at Des Moines County Regional Landfill year-round. Material must be loose or in a paper bag. Plastic bags must be emptied by the resident. All loads delivered to the landfill must be secured to prevent litter along the roadway. In most cases, this will require a tarp. Unsecured loads are charged a $10 surcharge. The material is composted and the finished product is available to the public for free. The landfill has a paved drop off site for citizens. The landfill hours of operation are M-F, 8-4 and Sat, 8-noon.
Composting and mulching are other means for dealing with yard waste. Information on backyard composting is available at the Des Moines County Extension Office, the Des Moines County Area Recyclers, Burlington Public Library and on the Internet. A demonstration area is on display at the Area Recyclers, 1818 West Burlington Ave, for public education.
All loads delivered to the landfill must be secured to prevent litter along the road. In most cases, this will require a tarp. Unsecured loads are charged a $10 surcharge. Wood waste must be transported to the landfill separate from all types of waste, including other types of yard waste, so it can be weighed at the scale house.
Because the Emerald Ash Borer has been located in Des Moines County, wood waste mulch is not currently available to the public.
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The City does not locate property lines on private property. Please note: It is the property owner's responsibility to locate property lines and to check your abstract for easements and restrictive covenants. Here are two methods that may help you establish your property lines:
1.Locate the metal "pins" that designate the corners of your property. These "pins" may be iron pipes, iron rods or "T" bars and have a cap on them identifying the licensed surveyor who performed the survey. Sometimes they may be buried and can be located with a metal detector. A plat of your property will indicate the location of each pin (at the property corners) and lists the dimensions of all property lines. The recorded plat should be included in the abstract of your property. The Des Moines County Recorder's Office also has a copy of all recorded plats.
2.The only accurate way to establish or verify your property corners if you cannot find the original survey pins, is to obtain a survey from a licensed land surveyor. Names of licensed surveyors can be found under "surveyors-land" in the Yellow Pages of the phone book. Most licensed surveyors will provide an estimate for the cost of the survey.
Please note that there may be utility and access easements or private covenants that may impact the development of your property that will not be indicated on a survey plat. For information on underground utilities, call Iowa One-Call at 800-292-8989. If you have any questions regarding zoning and setback regulations, please contact the Development Department. Zoning Location.
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You can call the Des Moines County Communication Center at (319) 671-7001.
Residential streets within the Civic City limits are swept two times per year. For more information, please visit Street and Sewer Dept
If you have an emergency, as always, call 911.
TAGs cost $2 and are available at the following stores: Hy-Vee, Fareway, Walgreens, Kempkers True Value, Shopko, Gasland, Casey’s General Stores, Jet Stop South, BS Mini Mart, M&K Mini Mart, Quik Stop on Osborn and Roosevelt Shell Station. Walmart does not sell Trash Tags. Base Fee
Please remember that your trash must always be set out before 7 a.m. of your collection day. To report that your trash was missed, Send eMail, provide your name and address and describe the problem. Before reporting it missed, please make sure the can was not tagged by a member of the Solid Waste crew with a note explaining why it was left (and actually not “missed”). Please note crews report the address, date and time to the office when trash is not out when they are there so the office can document “garbage is not set out”.
Please remember that your trash must be set out before 7:00 a.m. of your collection day. If this is your first time reporting a late set out, you may Send eMail , and provide your name and address and describe the problem. Return trips and back-tracking cost the department time and money. If you’ve reported a late set out before, please accept responsibility and place a trash tag on your “late set out” trash for collection.
Usually trash will be collected on the day following the holiday, then crews will go right into the next day's route. They play catch-up until they are back to normal. Please note however, on those rare occasions where the holiday is on a FRIDAY, both Thursday and Friday's trash will be collected on Thursday.
Oil-based or lead paint should be taken to the HazChem Center. Call 319-753-8758 for an appointment.
Small quantities of spray paint should be sprayed onto a piece of cardboard until the can is empty. The can and the cardboard can both be thrown into the trash. However, the HazChem Center encourages residents to bring aerosol cans of all types, full or empty, for free disposal. Call 319-753-8758 for an appointment. Haz Chem Center
Lead-acid batteries, like those from a vehicle are collected by Solid Waste crews from Solid Waste customers and require 3 Trash Tags. To get on the list for pick up, Send eMail and provide your name, address, and telephone number. If you prefer, you may take batteries to the Landfill for a nominal fee.
As a courtesy to Solid Waste customers crews will collect pressurized tanks for delivery to the Area Recyclers. 2 Trash Tags are required. To get on the list for pick up, Send eMail and provide your name, address, and telephone number. Area Recyclers
To reach the landfill from the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Street and Roosevelt Avenue, travel West through West Burlington on Mt. Pleasant Street to Washington Road which is ½ mile past Deery Brother's. Turn North on Washington Road and travel 1.3 miles to the landfill.
All loads delivered to the landfill must be secured to prevent litter along the road. In most cases, this will require a tarp. Unsecured loads are charged a $10 surcharge.
The Des Moines County Regional Landfill telephone number is 319-753-8722. For more information visit wastewrap.org