FOR RELEASE ON:  December 22, 2014

Contact:     Public Works Department

Environmental Quality Division

402-444-5238

GARBAGE AND RECYCLABLE MATERIAL COLLECTION

SCHEDULE FOR CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEARS HOLIDAY WEEKS

The Public Works Department, Environmental Quality Division, announces that there will be NO GARBAGE, RECYCLABLE or YARD WASTE MATERIALS COLLECTED neither on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, 2014 nor on New Years Day, Thursday, January 1, 2015.  As a result, solid waste collection will be delayed by one day for the remainder of the week following each of these holidays.  The collection schedule will change as a result of the holidays according to the schedule below:

 

Day/Date                                        Collection Area Served

Monday, December 22                 Monday area collections                Set out by 6:00 AM

Tuesday, December 23                Tuesday area collections               Set out by 6:00 AM

Wednesday, December 24          Wednesday area collections         Set out by 6:00 AM Thursday December 25                     Christmas Day Holiday                   No Collections

Friday, December 26                    Thursday area collections              Set out by 6:00 AM

Saturday, December 27               Friday area collections                    Set out by 6:00 AM

 

Monday, December 29                 Monday area collections                Set out by 6:00 AM

Tuesday, December 30                Tuesday area collections               Set out by 6:00 AM

Wednesday, December 31          Wednesday area collections         Set out by 6:00 AM Thursday, January 1               New Year’s Day Holiday                No Collections

Friday, January 2                          Thursday area collections              Set out by 6:00 AM

Saturday, January 3                     Friday area collections                    Set out by 6:00 AM

 

Collections will return to a regular schedule the week of January 5th through January 9th.  Omaha citizens may direct questions to the Environmental Quality Division Solid Waste Hot-Line at 402-444‑5238.  An answering service, through the same number, can assist during evenings, weekends and holidays.  Citizens may sign up for e-mail notification of impending solid waste collection holidays or service delays related to weather by going to join.wasteline.org

 

Citizens are also reminded that Christmas Trees will not be collected curbside.  Tree recycling locations may be found at the web site – wasteline.org

 

 

 

 

Not for General Distribution:

 

The media may sign up for e-mail notification of solid waste collection schedule changes or disruptions.

 

While the city will continue to notify you via faxed news releases regarding citywide changes in the collection schedules, the e-mail notification will serve as a supplemental notification.  The e-mail service will include:

 

  • more frequent and quicker updates as weather conditions warrant
  • notification of changes that affect smaller areas of the city
  • notification to multiple people within the same media outlet

 

To subscribe to the e-mail list, go to http://www.wasteline.org/sign_up.htm

 

If you have questions about this subscription service or have difficulty in subscribing, contact Paul Dunn at 444-3915 ext. 226.

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