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Pre-monsoon kickoff & yard waste collection

Post Date:05/09/2018 12:15 p.m.


The city is beginning the seventh year of its pre-monsoon program, in which Public Works Department staff inspects public and private drainage ways in residential and commercial areas. The inspections, conducted from May through June, identify debris, dirt, trash and vegetation in drainage ways that could block the flow of storm water or be carried downstream during a monsoon storm. Debris that is moved downstream can clog culverts and bridge underpasses resulting in additional flooding beyond what might have otherwise occurred in clear drainage ways. Because waterways in Sedona flow to Oak Creek, debris in channels and washes contributes to the pollution of Oak Creek. 

The city has mailed request forms to selected property owners, but all property owners are encouraged to contact the city with concerns or questions related to washes or drainage areas on their property. If debris is in public right of way, department staff will remove it; if debris is on private property, the property owner will be notified that it must be removed. 

In conjunction with the pre-monsoon program, the city will sponsor a debris collection event, free to Sedona residents, May 21 through May 26 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Residents may bring yard waste and debris, including brush, tree limbs and trunks, shrub trimmings, bagged leaves and pine needles (no cactus trimmings please) during this collection event. Leaves, grasses, and pine needles must be bagged in an effort to reduce the spread of noxious weeds. Please drop-off yard waste and debris to the Sedona Maintenance Yard located at 2070 Contractors Rd. Please note that appliances, hazardous materials, garbage, mattresses, e-waste, and other household waste will not be accepted.  

For more information contact Assistant Engineer Michael Righi at 928-203-5088 or







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