City of Ottawa, Illinois

Commissioner James Less announces the City Of Ottawa has opened the 2018 Yard And Garden Waste Drop-Off.

Ottawa City residents may bring leaves, small twigs/branches (2” in diameter or less), garden waste and vegetation to the dumpsters located in the 400 block of West Jackson Street near the railroad tracks at Walnut Street.

THE FOLLOWING RULES APPLY TO THIS PROGRAM

  • 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 to be put in the dumpsters.
  • NO plastic bags, lumber, metal, newspapers or garbage of any kind is allowed.
  • NO commercial lawn or landscaping business is allowed to use this 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 to avoid frustration, residents are advised to check the status of the
  • dumpsters prior to loading vehicles and driving to the drop-off site. 

 This site is under 24-hour video surveillance.  Individuals in violation of these rules are subject to prosecution to the fullest extent allowed by law.

THE SUCCESS AND CONTINUATION OF THIS PROGRAM DEPENDS ON THE PUBLIC’S COOPERATION.  VIOLATORS MAY BE REPORTED TO THE OTTAWA POLICE DEPARTMENT AT 815-433-2131 FOR CITATION.