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Sarpy County Spring Clean Up Dates
 Other communities also have Spring Clean Up Dates for those of you in Sarpy County Jurisdictions!  City Date Location Bellevue TBD www.Bellevue.net for further information Papillion April 20 - April 23, 2017  www.Papillion.org for further information La Vista April 28 - April 29,... Read More...
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OMAHA SPRING CLEAN UP BEGINS SATURDAY APRIL 22nd, 2017
Omaha Spring Clean Up 2017 begins April 22nd and goes until May 20th, 2017 The Omaha Spring Clean Up program is a joint effort of the City of Omaha, Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc., and supportive neighborhood and community groups. This program wouldn’t be available without the many community advocacy... Read More...
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Newly Updated Omaha Stormwater Webpage!
Come see and explore our new and improved OMAHASTORMWATER.ORG website. MORE content! EASIER navigation! BETTER interface! UPDATED often! www.OmahaStormwater.org Read More...
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SPRING CLEANING with the ENVIRONMENT in MIND
With Spring on the horizon and your list of cleaning and home improvement projects growing by the minute, you may begin to notice how much space your paint, chemicals, and yard care products take up in the garage and under the sink. Overstocked kitchen and garage cabinets could present a hazard and... Read More...
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Illegal dumping and littering are crimes!
Illegal dumping and littering are crimes. If you see illegal dumping in your neighborhood, please contact the Mayor's Hotline at 402-444-5555 or download the Mayor’s Hotline Mobile App for your smartphone and submit the complaint, along with a photo using the app. It works great for reporting all... Read More...

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Omaha Spring Clean Up 2017 begins April 22nd and goes until May 20th, 2017

The Omaha Spring Clean Up program is a joint effort of the City of Omaha, Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc., and supportive neighborhood and community groups. This program wouldn’t be available without the many community advocacy organizations that provide the volunteers to staff the collection sites. This year, over 100 neighborhood groups will participate in the program at various locations throughout Omaha and all citizens are encouraged to participate.

The program is for the disposal of bulky or difficult to dispose of items such as chairs, couches, appliances, carpet, metals, and tires. The program is not a disposal program for regular household garbage (putrescible waste) for which curb collection is provided weekly.

The program also offers the opportunity to dispose of large limbs and brush that would be difficult to dispose of using the City’s weekly yard waste collection. Not every program site will collect all materials. At least one designated site each Saturday will be available to accept appliances, tires, and lead-acid batteries. Fully intact railroad ties will not be accepted at any locations—they would first need to be cut into smaller 1ft. pieces before disposal. Each cleanup site will have vouchers available that will cover the disposal cost of tree limbs and brush at an off-site location that day only. The UnderTheSink facility is available for household hazardous wastes.

The program is open to all Omaha residents. People utilizing a program site do not need to be a dues-paying member of the sponsoring organization, nor do they have to pay any fees what so ever to use a program site, or to use the tree limb and brush disposal vouchers.

The Omaha Spring Clean Up 2017 program sites are scheduled for the following Saturdays:
April 22, April 29, May 6, May 13, and May 20.

Location Map and info are available at www.wasteline.org/cleanup or by calling 402-444-4636 (Active Feb 28th).

Did You Know ...

Source: http://roads.nebraska.gov/media/2784/habitat-litter-poster.pdf

- Birds and animals get tangled in litter, such as plastic six-pack holders and fishing lines—and it can kill them.
- Cigarette butts and other trash can poison fish and birds.
- Aluminum cans take more than 500 years and plastics & Styrofoam up to a million years to decompose.
- The Nebraska Department of Roads spends more than $1.1 million each year cleaning litter from Nebraska’s roadsides.
- The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality and Nebraska Game and Parks spends more than $1 million a year to clean litter and trash from conservation areas and other locations throughout the state.