Welcome to Wasteline, Omaha’s solid waste program. Under the solid waste contracts begun in 2021, Omaha provides solid waste collection services to the residents of Omaha at a cost of $11.44 (cost in 2021) per household per month for the basic service. The cost of the carts the contractor provides is separate. Spring and Fall yardwaste collection is provided for $9.96 annually (cost in 2021). Contract costs are adjusted annually based on a specific consumer price index that tracks solid waste costs. The direct costs of collection and disposal consumes 85% of the solid waste budget.
The general fund, made up of property and sales tax, is the source of funds used to pay for the collection service and all services of the Solid Waste Section of the Public Works Department. The total solid waste services annual budget is $32 million and includes all of these services:
- Residential garbage, recycling and yardwaste collection
- Recycling drop-off sites
- Neighborhood spring cleanup
- Neighborhood fall cleanup
- Christmas tree drop-off sites
- Bulky material drop-off site subsidy
- Pedestrian litter/recycling cans in Omaha’s business districts
Because the City holds a contract on behalf of all residents of Omaha, the City is able to obtain this service at substantially lower costs than that of the surrounding communities. The contract began on November 30, 2020 and will continue for 10 years. The contract includes the option to extend the contract for two additional 5-year periods.
Working together, we can make Omaha a cleaner, greener city for all to enjoy by:
- Reducing the amount of material you throw away
- Increasing the amount of material you recycle
- Changing the way you care for your lawn
Need help? That’s what this website is all about. Please take a moment to visit our pages, and let us know if you have questions.
How To Prepare Your Materials For Collection
Frequently Asked Questions
I didn’t get my garbage out in time last week so will I be able to put out twice the amount next week?
Yes, you can set out both weeks as long as it fits within your cart.
The contractor is not responsible for litter in the area prior to their arrival.