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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Leaf Vacuuming

Gold autumn leaf

The final round of leaf vacuuming will take place once the snow melts with the warmer temperatures this week. It could begin Wednesday, November 29.

  • Make sizable leaf piles (no bags) on the grass in the City right-of-way. 
  • Do not put leaves in the ...
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Posted on: November 13, 2023

Snow Season

White snowflake on dark blue background.

Things to keep in mind when snow falls:

  • Property owners are responsible for clearing snow and ice from the public sidewalk within 24 hours of accumulation. 
  • The entire width of the sidewalk must be cleared down to the concrete. The property owner i...
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Posted on: November 21, 2023

Hydrants and Winter Fire Safety

Red fire hydrant partially buried in snow

In case of fire, firefighters need to be able to get to hydrants quickly to protect people, pets, and property.

Keep the hydrant closest to your property clear and help out neighbors by clearing hydrants anywhere in town. 

  • Clear snow 3 feet away fr...
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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Yard Waste Disposal

Tied bundle of sticks

Residents may take yard waste to the compost facility at the Iowa City Landfill and Recycling Center at no charge.

To have branches and other plant material collected curbside on Tuesday mornings:

  • Place yard waste in Johnson County Refuse ...
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Posted on: July 22, 2023

Trees, Shrubs, and Plantings

Tree and shrub trimming diagram

Owners of private property are responsible for care and maintenance of trees and plantings, including those located in the City right-of-way adjoining their property. 

Posted on: March 25, 2021

Pet Owner Responsibilities

black dog pawprints on green background

Whether you and your dog are walking down a neighborhood sidewalk, playing in a park, or in your own yard, be aware of your responsibilities as a pet owner.

Dogs may be everybody’s best friend, but dog waste is not. Clean up after your dog and properly dis...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Fireworks are prohibited in the City

Fireworks graphic

The use of fireworks in University Heights is prohibited. Find more information in Ordinance No. 205.

The consumer use of fireworks is also illegal in Iowa City, Coralville, North Liberty, Tiffin, Oxford, Swisher, and unincorporated Johnson County.

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