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Posted on: January 18, 2023

Yard Waste Collection

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To have sticks, branches, and other yard waste collected curbside on trash/recycling day each week:

  • Place yard waste in Johnson County Refuse bags, available for purchase at Fareway on Westwinds Drive. (Be sure to purchase the bags that are indica...
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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: March 25, 2021 | Last Modified on: March 31, 2014

Pet Owner Responsibilities

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Dogs may be everybody’s best friend, but dog waste is not.

Clean up after your dog and properly dispose of the waste with your own garbage. Don't drop waste in someone else's trash cart.

Walk your dog on the City right-of-way and...

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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: 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: 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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