Make Ottumwa Shine Spring Clean-Up

Ottumwa residents are encouraged to clean up part of the city.  The annual Make Ottumwa Shine Spring Clean-Up Event starts Sunday (5/16) and runs through May 22nd.  Ottumwa recycling coordinator Janice Bain says people are already signing up to clean up certain areas in the city.

“There’s already designated areas that need (to be) cleaned up.  And they can sign up for one of those areas and get the bags and do a clean-up.”

You can reserve your area to clean up online at  Then you can stop by Ottumwa’s recycling center to pick up purple trash bags and latex gloves.  Put the trash in the purple bags and then call the recycling center and tell them where the filled bags can be picked up.


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