Tired of that old electronic equipment piling up? The cities of Orange City and Alton are co-sponsoring a free e-recycling program that will accept computer monitors, CPU’s, keyboards, printers and mouse(s), smaller batteries, and TVs. Sorry, car batteries and light bulbs are not allowed.
Where to Drop Off: Orange City Street Dept. (809 Concord Place S.E.)
When to Drop Off: Friday, October 28th, from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Saturday, October 29th, from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
the City of Orange City and the City of Alton
The Orange City Fire Department will break ground for its fire station expansion on Friday, August 19 at 10 a.m.
The Orange City Fire Station will be expanded by approximately 12,000 square feet, and 3,840 square feet of the current station will be remodeled. The Orange City community passed a $2,700,000 bond issuance with a vote on March 1, 2016 with an 83.7% approval, that will fund a portion of the estimated $3,150,000 cost to expand the current fire station. The remaining cost will be funded by the City of Orange City and fundraising efforts of the Orange City Fire Department.
The current fire station, built in 1973, lacks adequate training and work space and has limited storage. The station no longer meets national health and safety codes, has a lack of ventilation, and firefighters risk injury by pulling their gear on next to moving trucks. An increase in population growth, new hazards and technological advances also contribute to the need for an expanded station.
The public is invited to join the ground breaking at the Orange City Fire Station, located at 202 Albany Avenue SE.
Is your sump pump running in your basement? Do you know where it discharges your excess water?
If your pump hose is connected to your drain line, you are contributing to a major problem! With the
infiltration of rainwater during large downpours or wet seasons, sewer lines may become overloaded
and cause backups in basements or overflow at lift stations & the wastewater treatment plant. City ordinances
only allow sump pumps to drain into sanitary sewers from October 15 – April 15.
Remember to reconnect pumps to an outdoor outlet.
For more information, contact the City of Orange City at 712-707-4885.
Fire hydrants are a vital source of water for firefighting and if they are buried in snow, critical time is lost, as fires can double in size every minute. You can help the Orange City Fire Department by removing snow away from fire hydrants as it may save you or your neighbor’s family or property.
Denny Vander Wel
OCFD Fire Chief
It has come to the attention of the City Office of a utility scam that is in the area.
This scam involves receiving a call from someone claiming they are from Orange City Utilities or other local utilities. They indicate that payment for your utilities has not been received and that you will be disconnected soon.
To avoid disconnection, you are asked to get a money order and give them the payment.
The City of Orange City does NOT use an outside company to collect delinquent utility bills. All correspondence regarding any delinquent bill would come directly from the city.
Also, in accordance with the Iowa Utilities Board rules, we do not disconnect on weekends or if the temperature is forecast to be below 20 degrees within the next 24 hours.
If you receive one of these calls, please contact the Orange City Police Dept. @ 707-4251.
Did you know that about 80% of what Americans throw away is recyclable, yet the average recycling rate is only 28%?
When recycling materials, please be conscious of which items are acceptable for including in your blue recycling bin. A list of both recyclable and non-recyclable materials per the Northwest Iowa Landfill is noted below, and more information can be found in this brochure. Thank you for your effort in creating a clean and healthy environment!
- mixed paper – office paper, colored paper, shiny paper, envelopes (transparent windows okay), junk mail, catalogs (reduce to 1/2 inch thick), newspapers, brown paper bags, magazines (reduce to 1/2 inch thick), phone books (reduce to 1/2 inch thick), shredded paper (bag it separately), hardcover books (remove covers, reduce to 1/2 inch thick), paperback books (reduce to 1/2 inch thick), fiber board (cereal boxes, soda boxes), paper egg cartons
- aluminum and metals – aluminum & tin cans, aluminum foil & pans, clean all cans, foil and pans
- corrugated cardboard – corrugated cardboard, pizza boxes (must be clean), break it down and flatten!
- plastic – all plastic containers labeled 1-5, milk and juice jugs, pop and water bottles, dish and liquid soap bottles, bleach and detergent containers, ice cream tubs and yogurt cups, cooking oil containers, lotion bottles, household cleaning containers Clean – no liquids, lids or caps and pumps
- glass – glass needs to be dropped off in the bins located at the City Street Department. (809 Concord Place SE)
- food & paper waste – frozen food & juice boxes, food wrappers & bags, dirty paper plates, cups & napkins, food waste (uneaten food), tissues, paper towels, wax paper
- plastic – all plastic containers labeled 6-7, plastic containers with no numbered label, styrofoam & packing peanuts, plastic bags, plastic utensils, cups & plates, disposable diapers, plastic food wrapping, Tupperware containers, medical supplies and sharps, plastic toys
- batteries and cell phones – due to fire hazard, no batteries and cell phones will be accepted at the Recycling Center, but are accepted at Northwest Iowa Household Hazardous Material Regional Collection Center
- misc. – garbage, soiled mattress pads, landscaping material
The new can redemption center opened on Wednesday, April 15 and is located at 602 14th Street Southeast in Orange City, directly east of Quatro Composites. Tonya Venema is the owner operator and can be reached at 712-395-1970.
redemption center hours
|Tuesday||8:30 am||2:30 pm|
|Wednesday||10:00 am – 2:00 pm||6:00 pm – 10:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am||2:30 pm|
What you may bring into the redemption center:
1. Clean, redeemable Iowa 5¢ deposit, soda or beer cans and plastic soda bottles, only those bought from grocery stores or merchants within city limits in clear plastic garbage bags.
Items CANNOT be flattened or crushed! All containers must be free from litter, food, mold, insects, wrappers, rodents, cigarette butts, chew or shew spit, syringes, and other waste matter. Orange City Can Redemption Center has the right according to the Iowa Grocery Industry Association and the Iowa Bottle Bill Law, to refuse any container that has any foreign matter other than the dried residu of the beverage itself. Bags may not have liquids in them!
2. Clean redeemable Iowa 5¢ label, glass beer or wine bottle — in original box or on flats.
Glass MUST NOT be, handled for redemption, in bags. Once you enter the Orange City Redemption Center’s door, a table will be available to take each glass bottle out and set it in a box or flats to be counted. Glass bottles are NOT redeemable of they are broken in any way!
What you may not bring into the redemption center:
- Non-redeemable cans, plastic, and glass without Iowa 5¢ deposit label
- Plastic juice, tea, Gatorade and/or Powerade bottles
- Plastic, non-carbonated water bottles
- Brands that are not sold within city limits (ex. HyVee, IGA, Kmart, etc.)