"Clean Up Omaha" Begins Spring Cleaning

As we move further into April, it's time to start thinking about spring cleaning.

Many are ahead of the game. More than 100 neighborhoods in the metro are getting involved in the "Clean Up Omaha" program.

Hillsborough Park near 138th and Meredith in Omaha was busy Saturday as one of the disposal sites for the program, where people could take items they normally couldn't dump in the trash.

"If it wasn't for programs like this, everything you see around here would probably end up in our parks, or our dead-end streets or something like that," said Tom Volz, of the Hillsborough Neighborhood Association.

It couldn't have been more convenient for the neighborhood. Neighbors drove up with old unwanted items ranging from bed frames to paint cans, and tossed them in a garbage truck.

Other items like TVs were kept around for recycling.

Neighbors were happy to see so many come together to make a cleaner Omaha.

"It's very positive thing for the community. It also shows a collaboration between our Omaha City Council, the Parks and Recreation, and our neighborhoods," said Volz.

If you have some items to throw away and live in Omaha, there are still several dates left. You need to call the cleanup hotline, 402-444-4636 for details on the remaining Saturday drop-off sites April 12th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th and May 17th. The city doesn't publish these locations because it says too many non-residents were coming out to use this service funded by Omaha taxpayers.

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