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People drop off flood debris at NCC

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

As flood waters recede, people start to clean up the mess.

Sites are opening up across the area for people to drop off their flood-damaged items.

The dump site at the National Cattle Congress closed at 6:00 p.m., but it will reopen Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m.

It's a messy start to fall.

"We need to try and keep it as nice and clean as possible," Waterloo city worker Charles Landfair said.

Landfair watches the National Cattle Congress dump site as people drop off debris.

"People can't come from other places and dropping off their garbage, because this is not a garbage site. It's strictly for flood-damaged stuff," Landfair said.

Four dumpsters like this are starting to collect debris at the National Cattle Congress.

Even though it's been a slow Wednesday morning. workers expect dropoffs to pick up.

"I guess it's a bad feeling for the ones who got hit by the flood, but sometimes you get that. It's nice to have a place where you can come and dump the stuff off," Charles said.

It's a spot for trash to keep Waterloo green and clean.

"Yeah, I think it's nice it's a good idea for them to have a spot to come and dump off stuff that's damaged. If not, they're going to dump it off in a ditch somewhere, and we don't need that in the city," Landfair said.

If you have items you need to throw away, the site at the National Cattle Congress opens at 10:00 a.m. and closes at 6:00 p.m.

It will remain open until October 9th.

Waterloo isn't the only place where debris sites are set up.

More counties plan to open sites, with one up and running already in Butler County.

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