Mills County Flood Debris Pick Up Starts Next Week

Flood debris removal from residential properties within the flood affected areas of unincorporated Mills County and the City of Pacific Junction is expected to commence next week beginning May 6, 2019 and will be conducted by the Iowa Department of Transportation.

Debris must be sorted into the following categories

•    Vegetative debris – Tree branches, leaves, logs & plants. DO NOT BAG this material.

•    Construction/Demolition material – Carpet, drywall, furniture, lumber, mattresses, plumbing materials (including but not limited to tubs, showers, toilets, sinks, vanities, etc…), shingles and tiles.

•    Appliances – Air conditioners, refrigerators, furnaces, freezers, stoves, water heaters, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers.

•    Electronics – Computers, televisions, stereos, radios and other devices with an electrical cord.

•    Household Hazardous Waste – Cleaning supplies, lawn chemicals, oils, oil-based paints and stains, pesticides

If the debris is not sorted properly the debris will not be collected and disposed of by IDOT, the County, or the City and shall remain the sole responsibility of the property owner.

All debris piles shall be placed in the right of way of the closest road (edge of road). Debris needs to be within 10 feet of the edge of the road (right of way). Debris should not be placed in an area to block or disrupt water flow through the ditches. If a property owner cannot reasonably place debris within the right-of-way, please contact the Mills County Engineer’s Office at (712) 527-4873 to make other arrangements.

Agricultural property owners should utilize the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) facilitated through the USDA Farm Service Agency with the exception of your personal residence which will be included in the above outlined plan.

Residents are encouraged to report displaced (“orphaned”) tanks, drums or other contains found in flood debris using the online forms located on the Iowa DNR Disaster Assistance Website.

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