Neighborhood Clean-Ups Scheduled In Omaha

By: WOWT Email
By: WOWT Email

Posted April 5, 2010

Omaha citizens can now find out when and where this year’s Neighborhood Clean-Up will be available for their neighborhood by calling 444-4636.

The highly successful Spring Clean-Up Program will begin April 17th and will be conducted at events on six Saturdays during the months of April and May. Spring Clean-Up dates and locations are scheduled for the following Saturdays: April 17th, April 24th, May 1st, May 8th, May 15th and May 22nd.

Disposal opportunities for bulky items or difficult to dispose of items such as chairs, couches, appliances and tires will be available in participating neighborhoods across the city.

Spring Clean-Up also offers the opportunity to dispose of large limbs and brush not eligible for the City’s weekly yard waste collection. Each Clean-Up site will have vouchers available that will cover the disposal cost of tree limbs and brush at an off-site location that day.

Appliances, tires and automotive batteries will only be collected at one designated site each Clean-Up Saturday. These locations can be obtained by calling the Clean-Up hotline at 444-4636. Full railroad ties will not be accepted at any Clean-Up locations.

In 2009, more than 1,300 tons of unwanted bulky items, 64 tons of scrap tires, and nearly 600 junk appliances were disposed of thanks to the efforts of the hundreds of volunteers.

This year, 101 neighborhood groups will participate in the Neighborhood Clean-Up program at 84 different locations throughout Omaha and all citizens are encouraged to participate.

“I applaud the work of our local neighborhood leaders who partner with the City and Keep Omaha Beautiful to make Spring Clean-Up successful,” Mayor Suttle said. “I look forward to an outstanding effort this year as this program continues to be a great asset to neighbors and to the City.”

The Neighborhood Clean-Up Program is a partnership between City of Omaha, Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc. and supportive neighborhood and community groups.

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