CITY OF OTTAWA KS

CITY OF OTTAWA

If you reside within the city limits of Ottawa, KS, you have two service packages to choose from that include both trash and recycle pick-up.  If you opt out of recycling, a container will not be delivered to you.  If you change your mind, give us a call.  You have the potential to save a little on your trash bill when you recycle.

Please contact us if you reside outside the city limits of Ottawa for service information.

Please be sure to place all items out by 7:00 a.m. on your pick-up day.

There are separate trucks for each service that will arrive at different times.

We make accommodations for elderly and disabled households.

Windy days make for a big mess.  Help us help you get rid of your disposables.  Bag it up!  This greatly diminishes fly-away items during collection whether it's done by manual labor or automation.  Thanks so much for your help!


TRASH
  • If you are on the 65 gallon package, our trash cart will hold the maximum allowed.  But if you exceed your trash limit, you may purchase    stickers at our office or give us a call prior to your pick-up day to take care of the overage by phone. Trash carts are $1 per month.
  • Dec 26-31, we will pick up an additional five (5) bags of trash. Bags only.

RECYCLE
  • No limits to recycle!  If you regularly set out more than the provided container will hold, you can use your own container.  Please mark "recycle" or place a recycle symbol all around the container for easy identification.
  • Contact us if you would like a larger recycle container ($1 per month).
  • We also accept junk mail, bagged shredded paper and phone books.
  • Flatten cardboard.  Rinse all containers - lids and labels OK.
  • Unacceptable:  food/grease stained items, trash, scrap metal and glass.
Holiday waste that can be placed in recycle container:
  • Wrapping Paper and Gift Tags
  • Paper Gift Bags
  • Christmas Cards and Envelopes
  • Paper & Plastic Decorations
  • Tin Foil Food Plates & Pans (food free)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Bagged Shredded Paper
    Accepted items:

    YARD WASTE
    • We collect leaves, lawn clippings and bush/tree trimmings ONLY.
    • 10 item limit included in the basic service package.
    • 65 gallon package – we can take what will fit inside the cart at no additional charge (as long as the cart can be lifted above the waist).  Otherwise, it is an additional fee of $1.50 per bag / bundle outside the cart (fee may change to accommodate our fee at the time of service).
    • Tree limbs:  no more than 3 inches in diameter, cut down to 4 ft. lengths & tied with string or twine (no wire).
    • Grass, plant clippings & leaves must be bagged and not loose in containers.
    • Live Christmas trees and wreaths can be thrown away with regular trash from December 26th through January (does not count towards trash limits).

      BULK ITEM / CLEAN-OUT
      • Furniture, appliance, construction debris, carpeting and clean-out piles.
      • Stickers cannot be used for these items.
      • Must be called before 5 p.m. Tuesday for Wednesday pick-up.
      • If we are unable to quote a price by phone, we will schedule a free estimate.
      • Consider a dumpster for large clean-out jobs.

        HAZARDOUS WASTE
          Some non-household waste items that cannot be disposed of:
          • Vehicle batteries
          • Paint
          • Oil and other vehicle liquid waste
          • Hazardous medical waste
          • Anything else listed on the container as hazardous or toxic
            Contact your local city/county for hazardous disposal options.

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