Due to ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 outbreak in Dallas County, the City of Perry is continuing recently-established garbage procedures, and delaying the citywide drop-off day.

City staff states in the interest of the health and well-being of employees, they are continuing the suspension of the pick-up of household bulky items, appliances, and extra garbage bags outside the residential garbage containers. The policy was first implemented in March, and the City has elected to extend it indefinitely while the viral spread remains a threat. Additionally, the annual spring cleanup community drop-off program has been postponed once again. Typically held in April, the City initially delayed the drop-off day to early June. They now have announced it will be pushed back further, looking at a fall timeframe.

In the meantime, Perry residents wanting to dispose of extra garbage have several options available. The City’s free dumpster sharing program will give access to a four-cubic-yard container for a week, once per year. If that’s not an option or there’s no availability, people can also rent a dumpster from the City for a month. Items can also be dropped off at the Perry Recycle Center on Ivy Place, or the Metro Park West Landfill for disposal. Finally, the City is still working on a date for the annual tire collection and household hazardous waste drop-off program, with more information to come soon. Anyone with questions about garbage procedures is encouraged to reach out to Perry City Hall at 515-465-2481.