The City of Omaha began a new era of solid waste collection at the end of 2020. FCC Environmental became Omaha’s collection contractor and residents began using City supplied carts for collection of waste and recycling. FCC was awarded the City’s collection contract back in December 2019, and it took all of the 12 months to be prepared to start.
Each household has received two 96-gallon carts. The cart with the BLACK LID is for your garbage AND yardwaste. Think of it as your waste cart (garbage + yard waste = waste). The cart with the GREEN LID is for your recyclables. On the front of each cart is a serial number identifying them as yours. Your waste cart will be picked up weekly on your current collection day. Your recycling cart will be picked up every other week on your current collection day. Find out your regular collection day, and which recycling group you are in by entering your address in the map available here.
New to Omaha / New Home Owner
Wondering what to do? Couldn’t be easier…there is nothing you need to do.
Basic collection service is provided to residential property as a City service. This is a requirement of Nebraska State Law (NRS 13-2020). You don’t need to sign up for the service and you won’t receive a bill. That’s because this City service is paid for from the City’s general revenue fund—a combination of all property taxes and all sales taxes.
But first off confirm you are within the city limits of Omaha. An Omaha address alone does not mean you are within the city limits. Look up your address on the map found by Clicking Here.
Your home should have two carts. If for some reason it doesn’t, call 402-444-5238. (Be sure you look every place. It’s crazy the places people have hidden their carts.)
- A black lid cart which is collected weekly and contains WASTE [waste = garbage + yardwaste]
- A green lid cart which is collected every other week and contain recyclables.
For specific questions or to report service issues, please call 402-444-5238. If your home for some reason doesn’t have a set of carts, call 402-444-5238.
Please have your cart(s) out for collection at 6am on your designated collection day. Carts should be place directly at the curb or roadway and AT LEAST three feet apart from each other or other objects (like trees, mailboxes, lamp posts and parked cars) so the mechanism on the truck can reach each cart. The cart handle should be toward your house. Thanks for your cooperation! Together, we can make Omaha a cleaner, greener city for all to enjoy.