"Yard waste does have to be properly prepared for collection," Rodgers said. "The Ottumwa/Wapello yard waste bags are the only acceptable leaf bags on the market, so we do ask folks to use those."
The collection bags cost one dollar at local grocery stores. The cost covers the expense of hauling the debris to the landfill. Yard waste is next recycled into mulch. You are asked to have your yard waste out by 4 a.m. on collection day. If you have any questions, you are asked to call Bridge City Sanitation at 641-682-1700.