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Flood debris pick-up begins in Cedar Rapids


CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL)-- 80 tons a day- that's the prediction for flood debris pick-up that starts this week in Cedar Rapids.

The city has hired a contractor to begin collection and disposal of debris Monday Morning.

Residents are required to separate flood-related debris from reconstruction debris.

Flood-damaged appliances - Fridges, stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, washers, dryers, freezers, window and central air conditioners, water heaters, furnaces, dehumidifiers

Flood-damaged household hazardous waste - Paints (latex and oil based), solvents, cleaning solvents, gasoline, oils, pesticides, fertilizers

Flood-damaged electronics - Computers, stereos, VCR's, DVD players, toaster ovens

Flood-damaged scrap metal - Pots and pans, shelves, BBQ's, exercise equipment, patio furniture, chairs, etc.

Flood-damaged garbage - furniture, household belongings, damaged drywall, plaster, wood lathing, wood decking, playhouses, kid's toys, etc.

Reconstruction debris - drywall, lumber and flooring scraps, as well as other reconstruction material

You can contact the solid waste and recycling department for more information.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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