City of Omaha announces the introduction of two garbage collection programs

(Omaha, NE) – The City of Omaha announces the introduction of two features of the FCC Garbage Collection Program.

The city announced on Friday that FCC Environmental announced that it will begin implementing a cart replacement program and when their free Spring Yard waste collection will take place.

Late last year, FCC delivered 96-gallon garbage and recycling trucks to customers for a 90-day trial period. The city says a wagon exchange program is now open for residents who would prefer a smaller wagon for their trash and recycling. The smaller carts hold 48 gallons.

If you would like to request smaller cars, you can visit this website to fill out a form. Residents can also call the solid waste hotline Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on 402-444-5238. Inquiries can be made until March 31st. Delivery of the new cars is expected to begin in May.

The city’s contract with the FCC also provides for free, unlimited collection of garden waste for six weeks per year in spring and fall. On Friday, the FCC announced that their spring collection will run from May 17th to June 25th. The city says that during this time, garden debris will be picked up in brown garden trash bags next to garbage trucks on your normal trash collection day. Garden waste in other containers will not be accepted.

Yard waste can be placed in the 96-gallon trolley for collection year-round. Otherwise, FCC also offers a sticker program for yard waste collection. Yard garbage bags with the prepaid $ 2 sticker are picked up on normal garbage collection days.

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