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City of Vinton Street Department

Street Superintendent: Rick Erickson
Lead Person: Scott Meyer
Conservation Lead: Jeff Schadle

Street Personnel:
Jeff Rippel
Brad Burroughs
Mike Ollinger
Garrett Wittmer

Responsible for:
• Maintaining city-owned streets, alleys, and storm sewers
• Oversight of city-owned right-of-way
• Oversight of city-owned brush dump and compost pile
• Ensure sidewalks meet city standards
• Mosquito spraying during summer months
• Maintenance of city-owned vehicles

City of Vinton Street Department

Vinton Street Garage
Address: 901 West 3rd Street
Phone: (319) 472-2768
Email: vintonstreets@vintoniowa.net
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00AM to 4:00PM

Information on:

Brush Dump and Compost Site

  • The Brush Dump and Compost Site is located north of the Cedar River bridge at the second entrance to the right.
  • Hours are generally from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM
  • The site may be closed due to flooding when the river level is high.
  • The compost that is available at the brush dump is free for the residents of the City of Vinton and Benton County. Up to one large load (pickup or dump truck) per person/business per day.

Residential and Yard Waste

  • Residents may place an unlimited about of regular household waste at the curb.
  • All waste must be in a 34 gallon can or smaller cans or bags and must weigh no more than 45 lbs. per container .
  • Open burning dates – First 3 Saturdays in May and the last 4 Saturdays in October from 6:00AM to 6:00PM
  • The City crews are not responsible for picking up private property yard waste and tree branches. The City Crews pickup after storms to help out, but it is the responsibility of the property owner to maintain their yards and trees.
  • To ensure timely pickup, please have all curbside recycling out by 6:00 a.m.  Please click here for more information about what items are and are not accepted in the recycling program.

Mosquito Spraying

  •  Mosquito spraying takes place during the summer months on Monday and Thursday evening or early morning, weather permitting (no rain, little wind) Tuesdays and Fridays are alternate days.
  •  The City uses a spray that kills the mosquitoes on contact–cannot kill those that do not come into contact with spray.


Tree Planting

  • Prohibited Trees. No person shall plant in any street right-of-way any fruit-bearing tree or any tree of the kinds commonly known as cottonwood, poplar, box elder, Chinese elm, evergreen, willow, black walnut, or austree. Anyone planting trees in the city right-of-way should contact City Hall or the Street Department to find out planting restrictions. Chapter 142.02 of the Vinton City Code.