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.
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.