Metropolis guides undergo Omaha’s adjustments to the rubbish assortment

As Omaha prepares to switch to a new garbage collection system, city guides want to make sure residents are prepared for the changes.

On Friday, Mayor Jean Stothert and FCC Environmental gave an update on the new garbage collection services that will start on November 30th.

What you need to know about garden waste collection::

  • Garden waste and rubbish are collected in the cart along with the black lid. Garden waste includes grass clippings, twigs, Christmas trees that fit in the trash can, and garden plants.
  • Additional garden waste that does not fit in the trash is collected in brown garden rubbish bags with a prepaid sticker.
    • FCC collects twigs 4 feet long, 2 inches in diameter, and a bundle of up to 50 pounds. The bundle must contain a prepaid sticker.
    • From next year in spring and autumn, prepaid stickers are no longer required for collecting garden waste for 4 to 6 weeks.
      • Prepaid stickers are available in 33 Omaha locations including HyVee, Family Fare, Westlake Hardware, Menards, IDeal Hardware and Supermecardo.
  • In the spring and fall, all garden waste will go to OmahGrow and the rest of the year to the landfill.

What you need to know about recycling::

  • Your trash and recycle collection days won’t change.
  • The 75th and Corby recycling site will be closed and relocated to 109th and Emmet. The 27th and Douglas locations will also be closed and moved to the 17th and Burt.
  • Both locations are full-service locations that include glass recycling.
  • Your old bins and wastebasket will be recycled whenever possible. You can either take them to FCC Headquarters on 5902 N. 16th Street or, if they fit, drop them in your new trash cans to pick them up. Don’t put them in the new trash bins.

For more information on the city’s garbage and recycling services, visit the Omaha Wasteline website.

(Photo by WOWT 6 News)

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