Ottumwa residents wishing to dispose of live Christmas trees can leave them on the curb for regular weekly bulky item collection in the month of January. The trees are recycled into mulch and must be free of tinsel and decorations, and cannot be in a bag. Trees over six feet in height should be cut in half for collection.
Due to a couple holidays in January, there will be changes for bulky item collection days. Below are the dates, by week, when bulky item tree collection will occur:
- January 5 (south side) January 7 (north side)
- January 12 (south side) January 14 (north side)
- January 21 (both north and south on Thursday due to MLK Holiday)
- January 26 (south side) January 28 (north side)