City of Bridges says no to curbside dumping

A residence in Ottumwa that put too many bulk items out on the curb

Itâ??s been an increasing problem in the City of Bridges: curbside dumping of bulky items.

The cityâ??s trash collection allows collection of one bulky item per week but in pictures taken by Ottumwaâ??s Health Department, there have been many residents that are in violation of the rules.

â??We're really trying to cut down on the heavy amount of curb dumping. People that do put out bulky items, they can do one per week. They also need to call Bridge City Sanitation at 682-1700 for pickup and it won't necessarily get picked up when they make that call,â?? said Tom Rodgers, Ottumwa Public Information Officer.

Rodgers said you could be cited for breaking the cityâ??s nuisance code if you are caught.