Additional Recycling Information

Ottumwa / Wapello Recycling Center

2415 Emma Street
Ottumwa, IA 52501
We are located just off highway 34 East, across the highway from Cargill Meat Solutions.
7AM – 4PM Mon – Fri
7AM – Noon on Sat.
Phone: (641)-683-0685
We Serve the Wapello and Davis County Waste Planning Area.

Bridge City Sanitation is Ottumwa’s weekly trash and recycling collection contractor. If you have a question or comment about your trash collection, call Bridge City Sanitation at 682-1700.

How are Solid Waste Activities Funded?

Many people think that the Wapello Recycling Center and Landfill are supported by tax money. That’s not true. Both of these facilities are funded by revenue generated by tipping fees at the Landfill and by money generated from the sale of material from both facilities. Revenue that is generated at the Landfill also helps fund new landfill space development.. The sale of materials from the Recycling Center funds 30% of the recycling operation. This percentage changes depending upon the strength of the markets for recycled materials.

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