Free Tree and Vegetative Debris Drop-Off Established in Pottawattamie County

Posted May 3, 2024
Posted by: Public Relations

Pottawattamie County, Iowa – In response to the overwhelming cleanup efforts following the severe weather of April 26th, Pottawattamie County has announced the establishment of a tree debris drop-off location. There is no charge for property owners in the county to utilize the drop-off, and officials emphasize material outside vegetative debris will not be accepted. Loads including scrap metal, lumber, and other material will be denied. 

The drop-off is open to all property owners in the county who experienced damage from the recent weather events. Pottawattamie County Secondary Roads employees will be on-site with equipment to assist in the process. Once operation of the drop-off location is complete, Pottawattamie County Conservation will repurpose or dispose of the debris. 

With the governor’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration, Pottawattamie County officials are emphasizing the importance of residential and business property owners submitting their damages to the Pottawattamie County Emergency Management website. The reports provide vital information that support the request for federal assistance to homeowners and business owners. The damage reporting portal can be accessed at

Map of best routes to drop-off location:

About Pottawattamie County Emergency Management: Emergency management protects communities by coordinating and integrating all activities necessary to build, sustain, and improve the capability to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from threatened or actual natural disasters, acts of terrorism, or other man-made disasters. For more information, visit pcema-ia-org

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