Did you know batteries and electronics can start fires or even explode? Don’t discard electronics and rechargeable batteries in the trash or recycling. Don’t store old electronics or batteries for long periods of time. They can break down increasing their risk of starting a fire. Don’t attempt to remove embedded […]
Automotive oil, transmission fluid, antifreeze, automotive batteries, ni-cd batteries, hard and paperback books, and sharps may be brought to the Ottumwa/Wapello County Recycling Center at 2415 Emma Street. Hours, Monday—Friday 7am—4pm & Saturday 7am—Noon. Lithium batteries can cause fires. Don’t dispose of them in your trash. They have caused many […]
The Ottumwa/Wapello County Landfill will begin offering bikes for sale for $5.00. Please call ahead at 641-683-0644 to make sure there are some available before you make the trip. Landfill hours are Monday – Friday 7am – 4pm & Sat 7am – Noon.
COVID-19 had a way of postponing and disrupting many holiday plans this year and it’s likely you may still have holiday decorations up. Before packing things up for next year or throwing anything away, consider these tips: Compost your greenery. Live trees and wreaths can be composted in Franklin County […]
Yard Waste Pick-Up Fall Notice This year, Bridge City Sanitation will offer year-round yard waste collection. To have yard waste collected, residents should call 641-682-1700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. While doing fall yard cleanup, residents are asked to help keep leaves out of the street. Leaves that end up in […]
How you care for your lawn affects our local waterways. Caring for your lawn in a way that prevents pollutants from going into local streams and rivers can have an impact. All Year Long- Clean up pet waste. Spring – Install a rain barrel or add a rain garden to […]
Recycling right can help you make a positive impact on your community. This effort reduces landfill emissions, protects local jobs and ensures the environment is healthy and clean for future generations. To help the Ottumwa/Wapello County Recycling Center Recycle Right and make a difference, follow these five tips for recycling: […]