Water, Sewer and Garbage bills are mailed around the 1st of each month and due by the 15th. A late fee will be applied if payment is not received by the 15th. Water and Sewer are provided by the City of Salix. The city accepts cash or check payments. Customers may elect to have their bills paid automatically from your checking or savings account each month.
Garbage Service is provided by CHN and billed together with the water and sewer bill each month. Garbage pickup is on Monday mornings, except when the Monday falls on a holiday, then it picked up the Tuesday following the holiday. Please remember to leave 4 foot of clearance around the can so that the automatic arms on the garbage truck can clasp the can. Drivers do not get out of the trucks to pick up garbage that is not in the can.
Recycling is provided by Gill Hauling and is picked up every other Wednesday. There is also a large recycling container located in the parking area of the community center.. We know when it comes to recycling, there are a lot of things that are "recyclable". However, as part of the single-stream recycling program with the City of Salix, only plastic, cardboard, paper, aluminum and tin are accepted. LP Gill is having to discard many items that have been put in our dumpster because it isn't something they can collect. When you want to recycle through the city's program, please keep it simple. When in doubt, leave it out! Acceptable items include:
ALUMINUM & TIN: fruit and vegetable cans, metal lids from glass jars and bottles, pet food cans, coffee cans. All items must be rinsed. PLASTIC: milk jugs, drink bottles, detergent bottles, and food containers. All items must be rinsed. CARDBOARD & PAPER PRODUCTS: newspaper, magazines, office/computer paper, junk mail, brown paper sacks, wrapping paper, corrugated cardboard, toy boxes, waxed food cartons, pop and beer containers, detergent boxes. Boxes must be emptied and broken down flat.
NO GLASS, PLASTIC BAGS, PLASTIC STRAWS, STYROFOAM, YARD WASTE OR ANY OTHER MATERIAL IS ACCEPTED AS PART OF SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING.
Automatic Payment Take advantage of automatic payment for your water, sewer and garage bill and have your monthly bill paid automatically from your checking or savings account each month. Save time and money: there are no checks to write, stamps to buy or late fees to pay.
Postal Services are provided by the USPS. The Salix branch is located at 310 Tipton St. and open from 8am – 12pm Mon–Fri and 8am – 9am on Saturdays. Closed Sundays. 712-946-5443.
Telephone service is provided by Long Lines Internet service is provided by Long Lines and Next Link LONG LINES: 712-943-5566 NEXT LINK 712-369-1984
Building Permits Building permits are required and must be approved by city council. General maintenance such as replacing shingles, siding, paint, etc will not require a permit.
A permit is needed for a patio or deck, fence, storage shed, (portable or permanent), in-ground swimming pool, driveway, basement, or to remove or demolish a structure. If you are unsure whether a permit is required, please call City Hall prior to work being started. When beginning any building project, please be aware of your property lines. To help locate your lot lines, a block pin is fixed in the corner of each block (west of Highway 75). City personnel are not responsible for locating your lot lines.
If you are planning any excavating or digging projects, please call Iowa One Call at 1-800-292-8989 (or 811) to have your utilities marked. It's the Law!
Monthly Newsletters Stay in touch with city information and community events. Newsletters are available on our website under the News and Activities tab, in the post office lobby and city hall. Newsletters can also be delivered right to your inbox – just contact City Hall and provide us with your email address to be added to the distribution list. December Water/Sewer/Garbage bills were sent today. Due to the holidays, they were sent out earlier than normal this month. Please make note that the City Hall will be closed starting December 23rd and re-opening on January 4th. I will be checking voicemail and email from home and will be stopping in the office periodically for things that can not be done remotely. Please contact Mike at 712-490-6734 for any public works matters. A friendly reminder that if you use the city’s recycle dumpsters (located in the Community Center parking lot), please be sure to flatten your boxes. Especially this time of year, there is more cardboard than usual and we could use all the extra space we can get. If the dumpster is full, we ask that you hold onto your recyclables until the recyclables are collected (Mondays). If dumpster is overflowing, heavy winds will cause items to blow out and cause a big mess. We appreciate your cooperation.