Welcome to the Decorah Street Department

The Decorah Street Department maintains over 100 lane miles of streets, alleys and many public parking lots in the downtown area. The street department also makes all necessary repairs to street, alley, and public sidewalks. This also includes all minor street and curb repair/replacement, pothole repair, spray patching, street sweeping, leaf pickup, snow and ice removal.

If you have questions regarding any of the information listed on our site, please feel free to contact us. To stay up-to-date on construction projects, leaf collection, and public service announcements, you can also follow us on Facebook at Decorah Street Department which is accessible without an account.

2017 Ragbrai Traffic Route Detours

Yard Waste Site

Located on Trout Run Road 1/4 mile south of Hwy 9

The Yard Waste Site will accept waste only from properties within the City limits which are hauled to the site by residents of the City of Decorah. [Read More]

Hours of Operation
Wednesday: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - Noon

Extended Hours of Operation Beginning October 1, 2017
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Other Weekdays:  8:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - Noon

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Ordinances & Procedures

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Decorah Street Department

2 months 4 days ago

The City of Decorah will be offering leaf pickup starting Monday, October 2nd and running until November 15th.

Street Department crews will be collecting leaves on assigned pickup days for each neighborhood. People living in Wards 1 & 2 should have leaves raked into the curb by October 2nd, while Ward 3 pickups will begin October 9th and Wards 4 & 5 will have pickups starting October 16th. The schedule will then be repeated for the next three weeks, with Wards 1 & 2 pickups starting October 23rd, Ward 3 pickups starting October 30th and Wards 4 & 5 pickups starting November 6th.

City crews will pick up only leaves—the vacuum cannot pick up sticks, brush, garden refuse or other yard waste. Rake leaves into windrow piles—crews are slowed down if they have to look for and handle separate leaf piles. Please avoid parking near leaf piles on scheduled pickup days.

At the same time as leaves are being picked up by city crews, there will be round-the-clock leaf drop off at the Street Department's headquarters at 108 Railroad Avenue and the city's compost site on Trout Run Road will be open from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. weekdays, as well as 8:00 a.m. until noon Saturday and until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

Decorah Street Department

2 months 2 weeks ago