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Wasteline.org is your source for solid waste information for the City of Omaha.

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Collection Status  

Collection is currently:

On Regular Schedule.

Due to storm damage at the Oma-Gro composting facility, operation of the facility is suspended until further notice. No compost sales at this time.

Yardwaste collected at this time will be taken to the landfill. Waste Management is being allowed to co-collect garbage and yardwaste, however they plan to continue separate collection as much as possible so they are prepared for when the Oma-Gro facility re-opens.

Oma-Gro Office and Workshop

Any missed collections should be reported to the City's Solid Waste Helpline, 402-444-5238, after 7:00PM on your collection day.

To receive e-mail notifications of delays and changes affecting garbage, recycling and yardwaste collection, click here.

The next holiday that will affect the collection schedule is Independence Day, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. For a list of all the 2017 holidays, click here.

updated:    June 19, 2017, 10:39

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Solid Waste Study Complete

Updated 6/7/2017

In the October, 2016, issue of WASTELINE we discussed a study that was being conducted by SCS Engineers to provide good solid data to help make future decisions about Omaha's solid waste collection.

That study is now complete and the related documents are available by clicking here.

Post Pilot Survey Complete

The survey to measure the publics experience with the pilot program of using 96-gallon carts and automated colleciton trucks has now been completed. The report is available along with the other Solid Waste Study Reports by clicking here.

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Taking Recyclables From A Bin or Dumping Non-Recyclables At A Drop-off Site Are Both Crimes

If you observe someone taking recyclables from a recycling bin or drop-off site, please report it. It's a crime! Likewise if you observe someone making a mess at a drop-off site by either leaving material on the ground, or placing non-recyclables in a recycling collection container, please report it. It's a crime!

Button to go to reporting pageReporting these crimes is easy and you will remain anonymous. Just jot down the license plate number and vehicle description. Note the date and time then report this information to the on-line you will find by clicking here. Taking a picture of the person in the act of stealing or dumping material can be used as evidence, especially for repeat offenders. Pictures can be submitted by e-mail as explained on the form.

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Go Green...It's Easy!


Get Your Green Bin. Don't have an Omaha green recycling bin or your bin is full all the time? You can pick up a bin at one of several convenient locations. For the list of locations, click here.


Gather All Your Recyclables. Intimidated by what to recycle? Start with the easy stuff — magazines, newspapers, and catalogs. Then advance to the graduate level and recycle everything you can in Omaha. A complete list of recyclable materials is available by clicking here.


Get It Out For Collection. Collection begins bright and early at 6AM, so don't be late! We suggest putting corrugated cardboard on the ground under the bin or stand it up in the side of the bin so your bin holds more. Heavy things on top helps too. Collection is the same day as garbage and yardwaste. You can check your home's collection day by clicking here.


Go The Extra Mile and Recycle Glass. The packer trucks that pick up recyclables would smash glass to bits so glass must be taken to a recycling drop-off site. Drop-off sites are also handy when you have extra recyclables from a clean out. At the drop-off site, glass goes in one container and everything else goes in another container. Find a drop-off site by clicking here.

Find out your solid waste collection day

Look up your regular solid waste collection day by clicking here.

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How do I dispose of an old or damaged trash can?

Deffenbaugh doesn't want to mistakenly dispose of a trash can that you want to keep and repair so you must follow these instructions. To dispose of a trash can, call 402-444-5238. The clerk that answers will take down your name, address and the number of trash cans you need to dispose. Instructions and labels that must be applied to your unwanted trash cans will be mailed to you.

Disposing of a damaged recycling bin is very similar, you may call 402-444-5238 and have a bright orange label mailed to you that will have the picked up and recycled, or you may pick up an orange label along with a new bin at one of the recycling bin distribution locations.

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Seven Locations Available for Obtaining a Recycling Bin

Omaha now has seven distribution locations for recycling bins, many with evening and weekend hours. If you need an additional bin or need your bin replaced, visit one of these locations. Bins are available to Omaha households at no cost. For a listing of recycling bin distribution locations, click here.

I want it all!

Get all the basics and more from this simple 4 page brochure (updated August 2012) that covers recycling, garbage and yardwaste. The brochure includes information on bulky item disposal, special collection for handicapped/seniors, and holiday information. To open this Adobe Acrobat brochure, just click here.

Información en español:  Wasteline Edición Español (Spanish updated December 2014)


To report service problems call the 24-hour hotline:

402-444-5238 (24-hr)

If you have general and not time sensitive questions about recycling or solid waste:

402-444-3904 fax
For questions that are not time sensitive, you may e-mail us by clicking here.
Do not use the e-mail address to report service related issues.
5600 S 10th St
Omaha, NE 68107-3501

Service problems must be reported by phone to 402-444-5238 (24-hr).

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