Pottawattamie County Adjusts Operational Status of Rural Tree Debris Staging Site

Posted May 9, 2024
Posted by: Public Relations

Pottawattamie County, Iowa –  As the countywide response to the tornado events of April 26th and May 6th transitions into the intermediate phase of recovery, public use of the established rural tree debris staging site is seeing significantly decreased public traffic.

In order to maximize staffing efficiency for ongoing disaster recovery priorities the rural tree debris staging site will move to an appointment-based operational schedule effective immediately.

Rural residents of Pottawattamie County impacted by the April 26th or May 6th tornadoes can make an appointment to drop off tree and vegetative debris. Residents can call 712-328-5608 during normal business hours (M-F, 7am-3:30pm) to schedule a drop-off. Appointments should be made with a 2-hour lead time for Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am-5pm. Weekend appointments will also be offered but the appointment must be made during the normal work week in order to schedule. Any appointment will be considered cancelled if the resident is over 30 minutes late. 

The county tree debris staging site will cease operations on May 24th.

As a reminder, only vegetative debris will be accepted. Loads including scrap metal, lumber, and other material will be denied. 

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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