Make Ottumwa Shine 2018 Spring Clean Up Week will be April 29 – May 5. During Make Ottumwa Shine Week, volunteers are asked to adopt areas of the city that need sprucing up. Grime fighters wanting to pitch in can get special purple litter bags to collect litter – in an adopted areas or just along the
streets in their own block. The special purple bags can be placed on the curb once they’re filled and are collected with the regular trash.
A complete list of areas to be adopted is can be viewed at http://www.cityofottumwa.com/departments/health-inspections/make-ottumwa-shine/
Individuals or groups wanting to take on an area can call 641-683-0685 to adopt it. Free cleanup bags and gloves are available at the Recycling Center at 2415 Emma Street, just off highway 34 East, across the highway from JBS Meat Solutions or at the City of Ottumwa Health Department, Room 204 on the second floor of City Hall, 105 E. Third.