Burning and Tree Trimming Ordinances

Janesville Code of Ordinances

105.05

OPEN BURNING RESTRICTED

No person shall allow, cause, or permit the burning of refuse, garbage, or rubbish at any time. The burning of yard waste and personal papers is allowed; however, such burning shall not take place between 8:15 a.m. and 3:20 p.m. on those days when school is in session. Yard waste means any debris such as grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, brush, and trees. Yard waste does not include tree stumps.

 

135.08

BURNING PROHIBITED

No person shall burn any trash, leaves, rubbish, or other combustible material in any curb and gutter or on any paved or surfaced street.

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It is also city ordinance to keep the trees on, or above the surface of the street, trimmed so that all branches will be at least 15 ft above the the surface of the street and 8 ft above the sidewalks.

Join the Janesville First Responders!

Are you looking for a way to volunteer and give back to your community? The
Janesville 1st Responders are looking for men and women to join our group. We
will pay for your Emergency Medical Responder certification in return for a 2
year commitment to our group. If you are currently a Registered Nurse, no
additional certification is required!
 
First Responders, also called Emergency Medical Responders, are certified
workers who arrive to help in emergency situations, after 911 is called for a car
accident, medical assistance, a natural disaster or when emergency crews are
needed at any time. First Responders are trained to assess the situation,
provide medical and, often, lifesaving aid when needed, and keep the situation
under control until an ambulance arrives. Being a First Responder is an
extremely rewarding way of volunteering, as you will play a crucial role in
protecting and helping your friends and neighbours with emergencies of all
kinds. You will also be joining a tight-knit group of men and women dedicated to
providing life-saving services for our community. As a volunteer Emergency
Medical Responder, you can expect to attend one meeting per month and that
will include all of the training sessions necessary to keep your certification. Call
schedules are flexible as we provide 24/7 care to those in need.
If you are interested in joining the Janesville 1st
Responders, or would like more information about becoming part of our group please contact Traci Berry by email at firstresponders@janesvilleia.com or by phone (319) 987-3020 or Nicole
Einck at nkeinck@gmail.com or by phone 319-290-6779.
 
Thank You!
Traci Berry
Janesville 1st Responder Director

 

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Yard Waste REMINDER!

With the Summer Season upon us, the days of mowing and tree trimming are here!

 If you prefer to haul your yard waste to the city's Yard Waste Site, you must make prior arrangements with city personnel as the site cannot be accessed without their assistance. Please contact the City Clerk's Office at (319) 987-2905 before noon for same day access.  Thank You!