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      Local recycling center reminds residents to spring clean in an environmentally friendly way

      As many people in the community are getting their spring cleaning done, the Ottumwa/Wapello Recycling Center is reminding residents to dispose of household items in an environmentally friendly way.

      Old magazines, books and newspapers and other recyclables can be dropped off during business hours. The recycling center also will help you take care of hazardous wastes.

      "People encounter quite frequently when they're cleaning out basements and attics and garages is household hazards. we do have a hazardous waste facility here," Janice Bain, recycling coordinator said. "Residents just need to remember to make an inventory of the items they need to dispose and they need to call for an appointment because that is something that done by appointment only.

      They are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m - 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to noon.