There is a dead animal in my yard. Who can I call?

The Solid Waste Department is the "go to" department to get a dead animal removed, BUT they generally DO NOT enter private property to pick up a dead animal; the animal must be in the City Right Of Way (typically in the street, along the curb or in the area between the sidewalk and the back of the curb).  In cooler weather or winter, City trash customers may, using a shovel or pair of rubber gloves, place a small dead animal into a tight-closing plastic garbage bag and place the bag in their trash cart for collection with their normal trash; doing so is acceptable and is by far the most efficient way to deal with a small dead animal, gag reflex notwithstanding.  If the citizen does not wish to deal with the issue, and the animal is in City ROW, whether a deer, raccoon, whistle pig, dog, polecat, opossum, rabbit or other creature, the Solid Waste Department will send a truck to collect the animal during their normal working hours.  Call with details 319-753-8114.

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1. How do I sign up for trash collection?
2. What day is my trash collected?
3. What time of day is my trash to be out?
4. How do I report that my trash was missed?
5. I rent my home. Does the City provide trash collection?
6. Where can I buy Trash Tags? How much do they cost?
7. I forgot to set my trash out on time. What can I do?
8. What holidays alter my trash collection day?
9. How do I dispose of construction or demolition material?
10. How do I dispose of a tire or car battery?
11. How do I dispose of paint or spray paint?
12. How do I dispose of batteries?
13. How do I dispose of a propane tank or helium tank?
14. How do I dispose of old carpet?
15. Where is the landfill? What are the hours of operation?
16. Can I rent a large roll-off container or a dumpster from the City?
17. Who can I call if there is a problem with garbage at my neighbors?
18. Does the City pick up Christmas trees?
19. If I want to throw away furniture infested with bed bugs, will the Solid Waste crew take it?
20. There is a dead animal in my yard. Who can I call?