Program changes in response to COVID-19

  • Yardwaste collection is now limited to 4 cans/sacks per household.  To read the complete news release, click here.

  • Spring Cleanup has been cancelled.  Watch for information about Fall Cleanup.  

Collection Status


To receive e-mail notices of unplanned (weather) and holiday delays, click here.

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

The next holiday that will affect the collection schedule is Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2020.

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Glass Recycling Now Has 9 Locations
Glass recycling is now easier and more convenient. Another glass collection site has been opened. There are now four glass only drop-off sites and five full service drop-off sites. One of the glass only drop-off sites is directly sponsored by Ripple Glass and the local business district.


2019 Recycling

Tons Recycled: 16,025


Cost Avoided From Landfill: $415,375


Let’s improve our numbers!
Recycle more in 2020!

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Got a green bin? Great! Need a green bin? Let us know. In 2017, Omahans recycled more than 11,000 tons of material. Let’s double it this year!

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Did you know you’re limited to five containers of garbage per week? Or that you need to put it out by 6am on collection day?

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Special Waste

Motor oil. Tires. Antifreeze. These are just a few of the things you can’t get rid of via your garbage can or recycling bin.

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Mixing yardwaste with garbage is a no-no. There’s no limit to properly marked yardwaste, and it doesn’t count against your five-container limit.