Linn County residents living in unincorporated Linn County should place their organic debris from the August 10 derecho in the right-of-way (ROW) by November 9, 2020 to guarantee removal by Linn County’s debris removal contractor. Due to the widespread area of unincorporated Linn County, debris removal may occur in the days following the deadline; however, having organic storm debris to the ROW by November 9 will guarantee removal.
While not required, rural residents are encouraged to call Linn County Engineering at 319-892-6400 or email [email protected] when their debris is placed in the ROW to assist in identifying areas ready for pickup.
Linn County is currently in the second of three passes to remove organic storm debris in unincorporated Linn County. Sign up to receive updates regarding debris removal and select the "Front Page News" option.
Alternative Debris Options
As alternative disposal options, Linn County has extended the burn permit deferment in unincorporated Linn County through December 31, 2020. In addition, the County's four self-haul sites remain open for rural residents to dispose of their organic storm debris. The four sites are in addition to the two Solid Waste Agency locations. There is no charge to residents to drop off their organic storm debris at the four Linn County locations below. These sites are open daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.:
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)
Visit LinnCounty.org/Storm for more storm-related information.