November 9 Deadline for Rural Linn County Organic Storm Debris
Linn County and its contracted crews have so far cleaned up 866,170 cubic yards of debris, according to Iowa's News Now. 6,623 hazardous trees/limbs have been moved as well. Take a drive around town, though, and you may still see the devastating aftermath of the August 10 still prevalent in so many ways.
Some folks are still waiting for debris pick-up and according to Iowa's News Now, in unincorporated Linn County, officials have set a new deadline for that organic (storm-generated) debris to placed curbside for their crews to pick up.
In order to guarantee collection by Linn County, and although the process will likely continue well after that date, you must have it placed in the right-of-way (ROW) in these areas by November 9. Given the amount of widespread debris to be collected, the process will continue after that date.
If you'd prefer to haul it away yourself, several locations are still available, only for unincorporated Linn County residents due to FEMA reimbursement regulations.
These sites are open daily from 7 a.m. to sunset.
- County Home Road
1888 County Home Rd
(Former Abbe home location)
- Mount Vernon Secondary Road Shop
788 Cedar River Road
- Whittier Secondary Road Shop
721 County Home Road
- Wickiup Hill Outdoor Learning Center
10260 Morris Hills Rd
(Continue straight at the end of Morris Hills Rd – do not enter the Wickiup Hill parking lot)