A public input meeting is schedueled for Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 5:30 PM in Room 108 of City Hall to discuss the proposed changes to the City's Building Code. All interested persons are invited to attend. Copies of the proposed changes are available in Room 203 of City Hall.
City of Ottumwa Health & Inspections Department
Open Monday through Friday - 7 AM to 5:30 PM (hours may vary slighly due to holidays)
Office 203 at Ottumwa City Hall - 105 E. Third.
We are located just inside the 4th Street entrance to City Hall.
If you are a rural Wapello County resident and live within two miles of Ottumwa, you may be eligible to have your trash and recyclables picked up by the City of Ottumwa. If you are interested in subscribing to this service, please complete the subscription form and return it to:
Director of Health, Inspection & Solid Waste
City of Ottumwa
105 East Third
Ottumwa, Iowa 52501
Questions concerning collection or collection crews?
Please call Bridge City Sanitation at 682-1700. To request a recycling bin, call this number too.
If it is raining or snowing or looks like it might, "What do I do with my recyclables?"
You have three options: 1) hold your recyclables until the following week, 2) bag your paper items, like newspaper, magazines, catalogues and paper board in see-through plastic bags and tie them shut, or 3) personally bring your recyclables to the Recycling Center.
SHORT AND SWEET - This flyer will be in the January water bill and is made available here for reference. Part of the information concerns basic trash and recycling collection information and the 2010 Holiday schedule and the rest of the information is about how to dispose of household hazardous materials like oil based paints, kitchen cleaners and other chemicals.
There are many hazardous products found in households. Products that are corrosive, toxic, flammable or reactive are considered hazardous by the Federal 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.
Yard waste is collected curbside from April 1st - November 30th. Customers may use the drop off at the Recycling Center and Landfill for off season yard waste disposal. Live Christmas trees will still be collected during January.
* For Holidays falling on Thursday, County Customers will be collected on Tuesday.
Fee: Effective July 3, 2011 $16.00 per month, billed on your water bill. Effective July 1, 2013 $16.30 per month, billed on your water bill.