The Spring Cleanup program is a joint effort between the City of Omaha and participating neighborhood or homeowner 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/homeowner association to participate. Only residential/household items are accepted (commercial waste is prohibited). Residents must unload their own vehicles, no assistance will be provided.
The 2021 Spring Cleanup takes place on five consecutive Saturdays in May (5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22, 5/29). 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 2021 Omaha Spring Cleanup is available by clicking here. 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)
- Small tree limbs
- Furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses, etc.)
- Auto parts
- Tires without rims (at designated sites only), but no tractor or bike tires
- Lead-acid batteries (at designated sites only)
- Appliances (at designated sites only)
- Swing sets
- 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]
- Old trash cans & green recycling bins
Prohibited Items (not a comprehensive list)
- Commercial waste
- 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.