The Street Department is responsible for maintaining 62 road miles and right of ways within the city limits and strives to maintain and keep them in the best condition possible. They are responsible for pothole patching, surface repairs, snow and ice removal and street sweeping. Other responsibilities include street and traffic light signage, municipal parking lots, flat installations, emergency response for storm damage and tree trimming.
Annually in the fall the City of Oelwein Street Department removes leaves from the streets. Dates are published in The Register, normally after most of the leaves have fallen from the trees. Off-street parking is encouraged during this time.
Residents are discouraged from raking their leaves into the street as this plugs storm sewers and can cause localized flooding in the streets.
Citizens may also take their leaves to the Yard Waste Disposal site which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week
To view the city's snow and ice policy click on the following link.
Yard Waste Disposal
A Yard Waste Disposal Site is located at the intersection of 4th Street and 7th Avenue SW and is open seven days a week. Natural Yard Waste is the only item that will be accepted. (Leaves, grass trimmings, brush, garden waste, etc.)
Leaving other items is unacceptable and violators are subject to fines and/or loss of dumping privileges.