Ottawa's yard and garden waste site is open for the season.
Ottawa residents may bring leaves, small twigs/branches (2 inches in diameter or less), garden waste and vegetation to the dumpster located in the 400 block of West Jackson Street, near the railroad tracks at Walnut Street.
The following rules apply:
-Dumping will be allowed seven days a week, dawn to dusk only.
-The site will not be manned so residents must perform their own unloading.
-Biodegradable paper bags will be allowed.
-No plastic bags, lumber, metal, newspapers or garbage of any kind is allowed.
-No commercial lawn or landscaping business is allowed to use the site.
-If dumpsters are full, do not leave items loose on the ground. You may return with items after dumpsters have been emptied. As a suggestion, residents are advised to check the status of the dumpsters prior to loading vehicles.
The site has 24-hour surveillance. Violators may be reported to the Ottawa Police Department at 815-433-2131.