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CITY OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED MONDAY, JANUARY 21ST FOR THE MARTIN LUTHER KING HOLIDAY. WASTE MANAGEMENT SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS WILL BE ON SCHEDULE NEXT WEEK WITH REGULAR PICKUP SCHEDULES MONDAY-FRIDAY.

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(March 30, 2018)

Waste Management will begin separate collection of yard waste in April.

Separate collections will begin in neighborhoods east of 72nd Street on April 2.  Waste Management plans to expand separate collections to neighborhoods west of 72nd Street May 7.

There are currently no limits on the amount of yard waste that will be picked up at the curb.

The City’s contract with Waste Management requires separate solid waste and recyclable collections for each residential customer; and from late spring through early fall, separate yard waste pickup.  Waste Management currently operates 69 daily routes for collection of solid waste and recyclables.  Separate yard waste collection will add additional trucks and employees.  Waste Management plans to expand its current staff of 84 drivers to 97 to provide separate collection throughout the city. 

Mayor Jean Stothert has approved Waste Management’s plans to phase in separate collection over the next month to ensure all daily collections are completed on schedule.  “We expect Waste Management to provide the services required under the current contract,” said Mayor Stothert.  “Waste Management’s hiring and training program is underway and we anticipate they will be in full compliance in a few weeks, in time for the spring growing season.”     

Yard waste collected separately will be taken to the compost plant. In the areas where solid waste and yard waste are collected together, both will be taken to the Pheasant Point Landfill.

Waste Management collects solid waste, yard waste and recyclables from over 140,000 Omaha households each week.  

  

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