City of Bettendorf, Iowa

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Public Works Day

May 6, 2013

CONTACT: Patty Copeland, Public Works Coordinator, 563-344-4084 or

The City of Bettendorf Public Works Department, in conjunction with National Public Works Week and the Bettendorf Recycling Commission will be conducting its annual "Public Works Day Open House and Recycling Fair" at the Bettendorf Maintenance Center on Saturday, May 18, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. The Maintenance Center is located at 4403 Devils Glen Road in Bettendorf. This event is free and open to the public.

On display will be public works equipment including, among other things, garbage and recycling trucks, a snow plow, vactor, street sweeper and loader. "Hands-on" backhoe operation will be available. Register to win free bus passes. See how a traffic camera operates and check out the "One-Man Patcher". Learn about the impacts of pet waste on water quality and take the pet waste challenge! Come enjoy free coffee, soda, popcorn, ice cream, hot dogs and bratwurst. Trash or yard waste sticker give-a-way. Face painting will be provided from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. See how the City's GIS system works. Learn about E waste and how to test for water quality in your local streams. See how the Enviroscape model operates! The Master Gardeners will be available to give tips on successful home composting. Free loose bulk compost will be given away, and residents should bring their own containers to put the compost in (limited to a 35 gallon trash can).

For more information, please call 563-344-4084 or visit the Public Works Department of the City's website at