Bondurant completes a thorough cleaning of all 101 miles of city streets twice a year. During this time we encourage you to SHOW YOUR PRIDE AND MOVE YOUR RIDE. Our goal is to keep our City clean and the sweeping effort also helps protect our lakes, creeks, and rivers. Debris and leaves on city streets can wash into storm drains and eventually pollutes our waterways.
During the spring, sand is removed from the streets (put down for snow and ice control over the winter) as well all the accumulated trash, and other debris. During the fall, debris, as well as accumulated leaves, is removed to prevent clogging or entering storm drains which can result in localized flooding and may create a hazard.
Leaves are natural - yet decomposing leaves on streets and sidewalks can wash into storm drains and eventually end up in Iowa lakes, streams and the Iowa Rivers. Leaves and nutrients over-fertilize lake water and encourage harmful aquatic plants and algae to thrive. The result is murky lake water that isn’t good for swimming and fishing and which harms wildlife.
Have vehicles cleared from the streets in order to provide for the curb-to-curb sweeps.
Street Sweeping in the month of November.
To all residents: The Public Works Street Department will start its fall street sweeping in the month of November. We will hopefully cover the entire town in approximately 2-3 weeks, weather permitting. Please help us by keeping your vehicles and garbage receptacles off the streets. Please do not rake leaves into the roadways. Citations could be issued for placing leaves or grass clippings in the street.
Any questions feel free to contact us at 515-967-2418
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Why does Bondurant sweep the streets?
Our goal is to keep our City clean.
Why do I need to move my car during street sweeping?
Moving vehicles off a street scheduled for sweeping allows City crews to thoroughly clean the street from curb-to-curb. One parked car equals nearly three car lengths of space that can’t be swept because the street sweeping equipment must leave room to avoid it.
Why can’t I sweep leaves into the street in Bondurant?
City code Chapter 135.03 PLACING DEBRIS ON. It is unlawful for any person to thrown or deposit on any street or alley any glass, glass bottle, nails, tacks, wire, cans, trash, garbage, rubbish, litter, offal, leaves, grass, or any other debris likely to be washed into the storm sewer and clog the storm sewer, or any substance likely to injure any person, animal or vehicle.
Residents should not rake their leaves and other debris into city streets – it’s bad for our lakes and waterways Leaves are natural but decomposing leaves on streets and sidewalks can wash into storm drains and eventually end up in Iowa lakes, streams, and rivers. Leaves over-fertilize lake water and encourage harmful aquatic plants and algae to thrive. The result is murky lake water that isn’t good for swimming and fishing and which harms wildlife.
Collect and bag all yard waste and place it by your regular recycling and garbage containers.