Yard waste collection time running out

Time running out for curbside pick up of yard waste in Ottumwa
Time running out for curbside pick up of yard waste in Ottumwa(Maria Catanzarite)
Published: Nov. 17, 2020 at 3:31 PM CST
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - Reminder for Ottumwa residents curbside yard waste collection is seasonal, running from April through the end of November.

There is just one more week of yard waste collection before it ends for the season.

The last day for curbside yard waste collection will be Tuesday, November 24th for both the north and south sides.

There is no collection on Thursday, Nov. 26th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

While doing fall yard cleanup, residents are asked to help keep leaves out of the street. Leaves that end up in the gutter can very easily clog stormwater grates and result in street flooding.

Curbside collection is the most convenient method of disposing of yard debris. Any leafy debris and sticks may be disposed of in any compostable bag with the $1.00 green yard waste tag and are available at most grocery stores. Yard waste may not be disposed of in your trash cart.

Residents can also haul leaves to the Landfill for disposal at no cost. Also, a reminder to residents to always have your garbage bagged when putting in your garbage container.

Yard waste like leaves and branches can be legally disposed of by burning in the City if done without creating excessive smoke.

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