Omaha awards recycling contract to FCC, moves away from Waste Management

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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) -- Omaha took a step closer in its transition away from Waste Management on Tuesday.

FCC Environmental was awarded a $312,000 contract to haul recyclable materials from collection sites around the city. FCC director of collection services used Tuesday's City Council meeting as an opportunity to update the council on the progress FCC has made in the changeover. He said trucks and containers have been ordered and now the company is working on staffing.

“We have goals of getting on-site as FCC in front of Waste Management employees because they’re really the basis of the personnel here," FCC's Dan Brazil said. "That’s driving the service of the contract, right, so our intention is to access those employees and obviously bring as many as they can to FCC to support service in Omaha.”

Brazil also said the company has bought land for its operation. It will be in north Omaha but he declined to be more specific.