The City of Washington Maintenance and Construction Department began leaf pick up October 17 beginning in the northwest quadrant of the City, moving in a counter-clockwise direction. The leaf vac program has been extended and will continue until December 9. Residents may place leaves in the terrace area between the sidewalk and the street. Please do not place leaves in the street as this creates drainage and traffic hazards. Questions or comments can be directed to the Maintenance and Construction Department at 319-653-2947.
Leaves and tree trimmings can be hauled to the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) and Yard Waste Center (YWC) located at 1065 W. Buchanan St.
The YWC is open:
Monday though Friday
7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
There are two piles of yard waste. One pile is for tree branches and the other is for yard and garden waste. Please place yard waste in the appropriate pile if you are hauling it yourself. If you bring yard waste in plastic bags, please dump out the contents and take the bags with you. The YWC does not accept lumber or building materials of any type. Please remember, if you didn’t grow it, don’t throw it!
Please remember to use the South HWY 1 entrance to the YWC. The South E Ave entrance remains closed.