Spring Cleanup

The Spring Cleanup 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 2020 Spring Cleanup takes place on five consecutive Saturdays, running from May 2nd to June 6th. Each Saturday, multiple neighborhoods in a specific section of the city will accept items for disposal and recycling between 9:00AM – 2:00PM.

Locations

A map of locations and dates for the 2020 Omaha Spring Cleanup will be available soon. You may also call the Omaha Spring Cleanup Hotline at 402-444-4636 for more information.

Neighborhoods

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.

Examples of Accepted/Common Items (not a comprehensive list)

  • Furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses, etc.)
  • Carpet
  • Televisions
  • Microwaves
  • Auto parts
  • Tires without rims (no tractor or bike tires) (at designated locations)
  • Lead-acid batteries (at designated locations)
  • Appliances (at designated locations)
  • Swing sets
  • Bicycles and tricycle
  • Lumber
  • Drywall
  • Empty cans, pails, and buckets
  • Railroad Ties must be cut into 1 foot pieces for disposal (no site will accept full-size railroad ties)  [For regulatory information, click here]
  • Tree limbs and brush (at designated locations)

Prohibited Items (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 waste including, but not limited to auto fluids, paint, solvents, and lawn chemicals.  Take to UnderTheSink, 4001 South 120th Street.  On Cleanup Saturdays UnderTheSink is open from 9am to 2pm and does not require an appointment.  However residents are encouraged to call 402-444-sink [7465] before proceeding to assess the wait time and prevent traffic being backed up onto 120th Street.

Additional Details

  • Dates of all 2020 Spring Cleanup events are as follows: May 2nd,  May 9th,  May 16th, May 23rd, and June 6th.
  • Appliances, tires, and lead-acid batteries are considered items that require “special handling” so they are not collected at all Spring Cleanup 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 Cleanup 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 Saturday limbs and brush will be accepted at the City of Omaha Sewer Maintenance Facility, 6880 Q Street, between the hours of 9am and 2pm.
  • 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 May 2 to June 6 time frame. Please note that residents are responsible for transporting and unloading their own items at a Spring Cleanup site.
  • For additional questions or concerns, e-mail CleanUpOmaha@cityofomaha.org.