Bagging plastic, glass, tin, and aluminum causes problems for the Recycling Center. Please put these items in your recycling bin loose. If you have questions, please call the Recycling Center at 641-683-0685.
Weekly curbside trash and recycling collection dates inside city limits are not affected by the holiday. Rural trash and recycling customers normally collected Thursdays will be collected on Tuesday, November 26, the week of Thanksgiving. * Thursday yard waste and bulky item collection (north of the Des Moines […]
Monday, November 11 is the state and federal holiday to observe Veterans Day. City trash and recycling collection customers whose collection day is Monday will be picked up Tuesday the 12th. Bulky items and yard waste will be picked up on Thursday the 14th for both north and south sides. […]
How are you dealing with old newspaper, expired milk, broken latex gloves, and scraps? Besides disposing them into trash, is there any ways we could reuse them? Here are some tips on how to take advantage of this waste. Old newspaper: 1. Maintain and polish the shoes How: Make the newspaper […]
Fill up pitchers of water, lemonade and iced tea instead of buying large quantities of personal-sized beverage containers. This not only reduces waste, but saves money. Buy in bulk: Purchase large bags of chips and large bottles of ketchup and other condiments rather than individually packaged items. This will […]
yardwastesticker Change to Yard Waste Collection May 8, 2019 – Ottumwa, Iowa – The City of Ottumwa’s yard waste collection program will be changing. Currently Bridge City Sanitation collects yard waste sacks from residents with the O/W Logo on them that residents purchase for $1.00. The City will no longer […]
The Ottumwa Recycling Center opened in June of 1992. Recycling operations have remained relatively unchanged. The communities we serve were the same then as now, with the exception of Eddyville leaving our planning area to join Mahaska Counties planning area. All but the very smallest communities had curbside collection then, […]
With the weather warming up, it’s important to remember the rules regarding open burning. Below are the regulations for burning which are applicable in the City of Ottumwa. A permit shall be obtained from the fire code official (Fire Marshal) in accordance with section 105.6 prior to kindling a fire […]