Make Ottumwa Shine Clean Week begins Sunday; the City promotes cleaning trash out of Ottumwa

Updated: May. 14, 2021 at 9:32 PM CDT
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OTTUMWA, Iowa (KYOU) - The City is holding the “Make Ottumwa Shine Clean” event through next week. The event focuses on picking up trash around the City, as well as cleaning up yards with nuisances, like tall grass or junk in the yard. The City provides purple gloves and bags at City Hall. It’s also listed out “adoption locations” on its website, where people or organizations can claim them to clean them throughout the week.

Ottumwa Mayor Tom Lazio says there’s plenty of trash to be picked up around the city. “If we really are proud of our city, we want to make the city be appealing to people who come here and say ‘wow, the city looks better’.” Mayor says while Make Ottumwa Shine is focused on one week, he hopes Ottumwans will take pride in cleaning up their city all year long.

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