First Fort Dodge Spring Cleanup Day is April 23

Spring Cleanup Days will be held the last two Wednesdays of April and the first two Wednesdays of May, according to the following schedule:

April 23 – North of Second Avenue North and east of 15th Street, including Orchard Glen, Rolling Hills and 170th Street. (Monday normal refuse route).

April 30 – South of Second Avenue North and east of 15th Street. (Tuesday normal refuse route).

May 7 – North of Fourth Avenue North and west of 15th Street. (Thursday normal refuse route).

May 14 – South of Fourth Avenue North and west of 15th Street, including Pleasant Valley Area. (Friday normal refuse route).

Items to be picked up must be placed at curb side not more than 24 hours before and/or prior to 6 a.m on the day of the clean up. There will be no alley pick up.

The city will not pick up the following and residents are responsible to properly dispose of this material:

Tires, vehicle batteries.

Liquid waste such as paint, varnish, motor oil, etc.

Major appliances such as televisions, computers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers, water heaters, water softeners, washers, dryers, microwaves, dishwashers, air conditioners, humidifiers and dehumidifiers. Contact the Recycling Center (955-2781) for the disposal of televisions, computers or other electronic equipment; a $15 fee will apply. Contact a local salvage yard for the disposal of appliances. There may be a disposal fee.

All loose items must be boxed or sacked.

Swing sets and clothesline poles must be disassembled with no concrete attached to the poles.

Will not pick up any non-residential premises.

No lumber or drywall from torn down buildings or remodeling material of any type.

Recycling will be picked up per the normal schedule. The cart should be set away from clean-up items. Yard waste will be picked up after the clean-up is finished. Yard waste should not be mingled with clean-up items. Yard waste must be in brown, disposable, biodegradable bags with stickers attached.

Any questions should be referred to Public Works Department, 955-6139. The office is open from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.