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Posted on: July 2, 2020

GARBAGE CART SWAPS IN JULY

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When will garbage cart swaps happen in July?Residents west of NW 86th Street: If you live west of NW 86th Street and have not received a new cart, please place your old garbage cart at the curb from July 6 through the evening of July 8. If you have alread...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

FIREWORKS USAGE NOT PERMITTED IN JOHNSTON

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As you finalize plans this 4th of July, be sure you are obeying the City of Johnston’s fireworks ordinance. Discharging fireworks within city limits is illegal. Novelty fireworks like sparklers and snakes are allowed.

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

GET BUSTED IN A GOOD WAY THIS SUMMER

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The Johnston Police Department will be on the lookout for kids in the community practicing good bicycle safety habits.

If an officer sees kids practicing good habits, they will get "Busted in a Good Way." This is undoubtedly the kind of ticket y...

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Posted on: June 15, 2020

USE WATER WISELY THIS SUMMER

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The City of Johnston buys the water homeowners and businesses use from Des Moines Water Works. We encourage those using summer irrigation to Use Water Wisely, a recommended program aimed at smart summer irrigation. By improving the efficiency of irrigatio...

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Posted on: June 12, 2020

CITY-WIDE CLEAN-UP IN SEPTEMBER

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Spring Clean-up has been rescheduled! It will be held on September 14 and 15, on your regular collection day. The City-wide Clean-up event allows residents to dispose of large household items on their regular trash collection day at no additional...

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Posted on: July 1, 2020

GARBAGE CART SWAP UPDATE

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We appreciate residents’ patience and understanding as Metro Waste Authority teams work diligently to get through all Johnston neighborhoods and complete garbage cart swaps. Please note that only your garbage cart is being swapped &...

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Posted on: June 19, 2020

SMALL BUSINESS RECOVERY GRANT RECIPIENTS

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The Greater Des Moines Partnership, Polk County and the City of Johnston have completed the review of applications for assistance from area businesses affected by the COVID-19 closures and restrictions. Eighteen Johnston businesses will receive financial ...

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Posted on: June 9, 2020

FREE MULCH AT TERRA PARK

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Now through October, head over to Terra Park (behind Iowa Public Television on Pioneer Parkway) and get free mulch! Terra Park is located at 6400 Pioneer Parkway. On Fridays between 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., the Parks Department will load the free mulch...

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Posted on: June 17, 2020

PROPOSED SPORTS AND FITNESS COMPLEX TO HOUSE IOWA’S LARGEST INDOOR TRACK AND FULL-SIZE SOCCER FIELD

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Ignit Sports and Fitness and the City of Johnston are working towards a Public-Private partnership for an expansive recreation project in the Johnston Gateway, just north of I-35/80 on Merle Hay Road. The proposed project includes private construction of ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2020

CITY FACILITY CLOSURES AND RE-OPENINGS

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The health and wellness of the City of Johnston residents and employees is a top priority. At this time, City operations will continue as usual unless the situation changes in the coming days. The City will continue to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak and wi...

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Posted on: May 2, 2020

HOW TO PROPERLY PLANT A TREE

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Planting a tree is easy, but it does require the proper steps. The Johnston Parks Department shows how to plant a tree in six easy steps. Watch this video on how to easily plant a tree.

Step One: Select the right tree for the right locati...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

NORTHWEST DROP-OFF FOR RESIDENTIAL TRASH

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Metro Waste Authority is adding residential trash drop-off to the services offered at Metro Northwest Transfer Station in Grimes.

Beginning Saturdays in May, residents can bring typical household garbage, and large items, such as mattresses or furniture, t...

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Posted on: April 21, 2020

GET WITH THE 9PM ROUTINE

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The Johnston Police Department reminds residents of the 9:00 p.m. Routine to protect valuables.• Remove keys, wallets, cash, garage door openers and other valuable items from vehicles. Roll up windows and lock the doors.• Bring ...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

BE A PARTICIPANT IN THE RAIN CAMPAIGN

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Polk County has begun a rain campaign for the installation of stormwater best management practices to reduce the amount of stormwater runoff from our properties and the improvement of the quality of water in our lakes, streams, and rivers. Throughout Polk...

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Posted on: March 3, 2020

COMPOST IT! SEASON BEGINS APRIL 6 IN JOHNSTON

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Metro Waste Authority’s Compost It! program collects yard waste in Johnston, beginning Monday, Apr. 6.

Residents can purchase Compost It! brand bags and stickers at local grocers and hardware stores. The purchase of the bags or stickers covers th...

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