The Spring Cleanup program is a joint effort between the City of Omaha, Keep Omaha Beautiful, and over 100 neighborhood associations. The annual free event provides Omaha residents with the opportunity to recycle or dispose of large or bulky items that are not accepted through curbside waste or recycling services (such as old furniture, appliances, tires, and mattresses). Spring Cleanup is open to all City of Omaha households. Residents do not have to be a member of a neighborhood association to participate.
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.
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.
Examples of Accepted/Common Items (not a comprehensive list)
- Tree limbs
- Furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses, etc.)
- 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
- 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]
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
- Landscaping timbers
- Construction debris
- Tires still on rims
- Rocks and concrete
- 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  before proceeding to assess the wait time and prevent traffic being backed up onto 120th Street.