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Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection
Residents of Ottumwa have weekly curbside trash and recycling collection. Every week, each household can dispose of one 65-gallon cart full of trash, an unlimited amount of recyclables, one bulky item or appliance per week and yard waste collection (April-November). See More
Our Recycling Center processes all of the materials that are collected through curbside recycling collection in Wapello and Davis Counties. They accept a number of materials for drop off and operate the area’s regional collection center for household hazardous wastes. See More
We operate a modern landfill, designed top to bottom to protect the environment from contamination in compliance with state and federal law. Our landfill has plenty of space to meet Wapello and Davis Counties disposal needs well into the 21st century. Our landfill’s life has been is being extended though waste diversion programs like household recycling and the ban on commercially generated cardboard. See More
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal
Products that are corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive are considered hazardous by the EPA. Improper use, storage and/or handling of these products can result in dangerous outcomes. The Recycling Center accepts some household hazardous materials such as used motor oil and antifreeze. For other hazardous items that are also accepted at the Recycling Center please call. For disposal of other household hazardous materials or for more information on household hazardous materials, read the product label or contact the Recycling Center for a copy of the new Household Hazardous Materials Alternatives Handbook. See More
Yard Waste Disposal Options
Back in the early 1990s. the State of Iowa banned yard waste from landfills. It is illegal to put leaves, sticks, grass clippings or other yard wastes in your garbage. We have a seasonal (April 1st through November 30th) curbside collection service for baggable wastes like leaves and for brush and branches under three inches in diameter. You can also self haul yard wastes to the Landfill. See More
How Do I Dispose Of It?
Everyday we get questions about how best to dispose of something. Can it be recycled, or just go to the landfill? Check out our master list of the most commonly disposed of items, and how best to get rid of them.
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