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.
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 […]
Please understand that our letters are another tool to help you learn the most about your garbage and recycling services. Including material in your recycling bin that is not recyclable is the most expensive form of disposal there is. Global markets have become more particular about contamination, and including material […]