Spring Clean Up
The Spring Clean Up program is a joint effort between the City of Omaha, Keep Omaha Beautiful, and over 100 neighborhood associations. The free event provides Omaha residents with the opportunity to recycle or dispose of large/bulky items that are not accepted through curbside trash/recycling services (such as old furniture, appliances, tires, and mattresses). Residents do not have to be a member of a neighborhood association to participate.
Dates: The 2017 Spring Clean Up takes place on five consecutive Saturdays, running from April 22 to May 20, 2017. Each Saturday, multiple neighborhoods in a specific section of the city will accept items for disposal and recycling between 9:00AM - 2:00PM.
Locations: For a map of locations and dates for the 2017 Omaha Spring Clean Up click here. You may also call the Omaha Spring Clean Up Hotline at 402-444-4636 for more information.
Neighborhoods: Groups Registered for Spring Clean Up 2017 click here. Neighborhood Associations are managed by the City of Omaha Planning Department. To look up your Neighborhood Association, click here. For the Planning Department's resources for Neighborhood Association, click here.
Omaha Spring Clean Up Additional Details
- Dates of all 2017 Spring Clean Up events are as follows: April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20.
- Appliances, tires, and lead-acid batteries are considered items that require "special handling" so they are not collected at all Spring Clean Up sites. However, each Saturday, there will be a designated site that will accept these "special" items. Call the hotline or check the map on the website for locations of these designated sites.
- The Spring Clean Up program also offers the opportunity to dispose of large tree limbs and brush that would be difficult to dispose of using the City's weekly yardwaste collection. Each cleanup site will have vouchers available that will cover the disposal cost at an off-site location valid for that day only. The two sites are River City Recycling (60th & Harrison) or the Douglas County Landfill (Highway 36 & 216th Street).
- Some neighborhood associations will be providing opportunities for recycling (e.g., metals and electronics) as well as opportunities to donate items to local charities for reuse (e.g., furniture, bicycles, and building materials that are in good condition).
- Omaha residents do not have to be a member of a given neighborhood association to participate. They can take advantage of any dates or locations during the April 22 to May 20 time frame. Please note that residents are responsible for transporting and unloading their own items at a Spring Clean Up site.
- For additional questions or concerns, e-mail CleanUpOmaha@cityofomaha.org.
Examples of Accepted/Common Items (this is not a comprehensive list)
- Furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses, etc.)
- Auto parts
- Tires and lead-acid batteries (at designated locations)
- Appliances (at designated locations)
- Swing sets
- Bicycles and tricycle
- Empty cans, pails, and buckets
- Railroad Ties must be cut into 1 foot pieces for disposal (no site will accept full-size railroad ties)
Prohibited Items (this is not a comprehensive list)
- Rocks and concrete
- Household garbage (putrescible waste) - put out with your normal trash collection.
- Dead animals, manure, and animal bedding
- Full-size railroad ties - The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has published a guide for disposal. To view the guide, click here. Contact the NDEQ for additional information at (877) 253-2603.
- Propane tanks and other pressurized cylinders
- Household Hazardous wastes including, but not limited to:
Visit www.underthesink.org for proper disposal information
- Auto fluids (gas, oil, grease, and anti-freeze)
- Paint and Turpentine
- Lawn chemicals