Omaha to continue curbside debris pickup for another week

The storm late Friday and into early Saturday, July 10, 2021, blew down several trees across...
The storm late Friday and into early Saturday, July 10, 2021, blew down several trees across the Omaha-metro.(Courtesy photo)
Published: Jul. 22, 2021 at 6:36 PM CDT
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - The City of Omaha announced Thursday it will extend curbside debris collection for an additional week, though there will be no debris collection or drop-off on Sunday.

Through Friday, July 30, FCC will continue picking up small debris in carts, yard waste bags, and small bundles, according to a release from the city. No stickers will be needed for the yard waste, but small bundles must be tied with rope or twine, and all debris must be placed at the curb. Residents should also leave their carts at the curb if they’re not picked up on their assigned collection day as FCC crews may still be running late because of the increased items at pick-ups.

City crews will also continue large-debris collections in the neighborhoods they have not yet been through. Those collections should be cut to a maximum of 6 feet and 100 pounds or less.

Two debris drop-off locations will remain also open through July 30 — except Sunday: Hefflinger Park and Levi Carter Park will be open for drop-offs, but mulching and cleanup is underway at the other sites, which are at capacity, according to the city.

Starting Monday, drop-off sites will be open from noon to 7 p.m., with further adjustments possible, depending on the weather. City crews will also work adjusted schedules, starting at 6 a.m., in order to avoid dangerous heat later in the day.

“We appreciate your assistance so we can complete the storm cleanup,” Mayor Jean Stothert said the release. “Based on our progress, we are confident we can have the vast majority of debris removed from your homes by the end of next week.”

Those needing assistance with debris removal can call 211 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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