The City of Omaha's solid waste collection contractor, Deffenbaugh Industries, is encountering health and safety issues for its employees due to the extreme cold conditions in the area. Workers are required to take frequent breaks to get out of the cold and warm up. These health and safety precautions will result in longer hours and potentially delayed collections.
Residents should continue to place materials out on their normal collection day and allow them to remain there until collected. Residents also are advised to look towards the local news media for any updates.
Residents can report any missed collections to the City's Solid Waste Hotline, (402) 444-5238, after 7:00 p.m. on their normal collection day. Residents may also sign up for e-mail notification of impending solid waste collection holidays or service delays related to weather by going to join.wasteline.org. Residents may also refer to our website www.wasteline.org for current collection status.