Dates for junk clean up, brush and burning

A reminder that construction materials will not be picked up as part of junk days the week of April 29 in Dakota City and Humboldt. Humboldt Independent file photo.

The cities of Humboldt and Dakota City will once again be coordinating their junk clean up days, which are scheduled for the week beginning on Monday, April 29.
For Humboldt residents, all items are to be placed curbside by 6 a.m. that Monday.
Any appliances, TVs or other electronic equipment will need to have a sticker which is available for $10 at Humboldt City Hall or Dakota City Hall. Any unauthorized hauling of appliances and electronics by private individuals will be prosecuted under laws authorized by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources.
There is a limit of one truckload of junk per residence. This will be observed in both Dakota City and Humboldt.
For the city of Humboldt, items not collected will include waste oil, wire, tires, batteries, items with Freon, paint, shingles, cement, steel, construction and demolition materials and hazardous waste. Also, junk that can fit into a blue or yellow city garbage bag should be placed in those rather than curbside.
The city is not responsible for items left by the curb that are not intended for collection. People are encouraged to ask a property owner’s permission before removing items intended for collection. The public’s cooperation is appreciated.
The city of Humboldt will have brush pick up the week beginning Monday, May 6.
Branches and brush in lengths of 7 feet or less should be left parallel to the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday, May 6. All items will be collected by Friday, May 10. The maximum diameter of branches should be six inches or less.
Grass and leaves will not be collected as part of the brush pick up but should be placed in the gray city yard waste bags and placed curbside by 6 a.m. Friday mornings.
The city of Humboldt also reports that the compost pile in the Northwest Industrial Park is now open. It is for the collection of leaves, grass clippings and vegetative yard and garden waste. The compost site is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily.
The brush site located behind the city street shed, 1000 Lewis St., is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Again, nothing in excess of six-inches in diameter is allowed.
The city of Humboldt is authorized by ordinance to have only one open burning day in the spring. It will be Saturday, April 27 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. All burning of yard waste must be monitored with a ready water source available. In the case of bad weather, no makeup burn date will be set. Violators of the ordinance may be fined up to $100.
The city of Dakota City allows open burning year-round, unless weather conditions force an announced burn ban.

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