Yardwaste Collection Information

Got a yard? We will take care of your waste.

We collect yardwaste from all households year-round if it’s properly prepared. Don’t mix your yardwaste with your garbage. If you do, we won’t collect it.

New Limit to Yardwaste as of April 6, 2020

In planning for the potential impact of COVID-19, the City of Omaha and Waste Management have agreed to limit yardwaste collection to 4 cans/sacks/bundles per household. This limit in yardwaste collection will remain in effect until further notice.  Yardwaste will be co-collected with garbage.

Oma-Gro will receive self hauled yardwaste at no charge

The Oma-Gro facility located within the Papillion Creek Water Resource Recovery Plant, 15705 Harlan Lewis Road, Bellevue, is now available as a disposal location for yardwaste from Omaha residents with these requirements and limitations:

  • Open weekdays, 7AM to 6PM.  Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and City of Omaha Holidays.  Please allow enough time to load or unload your material.
  • All yardwaste material must be equal to the material allowed for collection by the City of Omaha’s collection contractor. (no plastic bags, no stumps, no branches larger than 2” in diameter)
  • Oma-Gro reserves the right to prevent anyone from unloading at the Oma-Gro facility.
  • Customers must stop by the office for permission to unload.

Proper Yardwaste Preparation


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  • Grass clippings and leaves.
  • Garden waste such as fallen apples, rotted or excess vegetables and fruit.
  • Trash cans up to 32 gallons and weighing up to 45 pounds, marked with a YW on both sides.
  • Special yardwaste paper bags weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Bundles of branches and brush, tied with string or twine. Bundles may weigh up to 30 pounds.
  • Branches may be up to 2 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length.
  • Up to 4 properly prepared marked cans, paper bags or brush bundles.
  • Christmas trees when properly prepared, otherwise take Christmas trees to a Christmas tree drop-off site. For more information about Christmas tree drop-off sites, click here.


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  • Plastic bags used in yardwaste collection
  • Mixtures of yardwaste and garbage.
  • No saw dust, lumber or treated lumber.
  • Litter, trash or garbage.
  • Whole cans of dirt or sod.
  • Street sweeping sand, litter, or rocks.
  • Cardboard boxes of yardwaste.
  • Pet manure or kitty litter.
  • Branches over 2 inches in diameter.
  • Branches over 4 feet long.
  • Plastic twine, nylon twine or wire used on brush.
  • Rope of any kind.
  • Unbundled brush.
  • Christmas trees that have not been prepared for collection.


  • Place all materials at your collection point by 6AM.
  • Leave a couple feet of space between recycling bin, garbage containers and yardwaste containers.
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2019 Collection

Number of Households Collected Weekly: 146,078


Yardwaste Tons Collected: 704

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