You took a big step Omaha! Switching to carts and automated collection where possible makes for more efficient and truly modern collection.
All homes within the Omaha city limits that qualify for collection service should have two 96-gallon carts to be used for collection—one for waste (waste = garbage + yardwaste) and the other for recyclables.
When carts were originally delivered there was a special edition of Wasteline included that covered lots of information about this new collection system. It could help if you read it. Just click here.
FCC Environmental is the current collection contractor, and will be for ten years. FCC was awarded the city’s collection contract back in December 2019. By December of 2020 they took over collection from the nearly 150,000 households in Omaha.
The cart with the BLACK LID is for your garbage AND yardwaste. Think of it as your waste cart (garbage + yardwaste = waste). The cart with the GREEN LID is for your recyclables. On the front of each cart is a serial number identifying them as yours. Your waste cart will be picked up weekly on your current collection day. Your recycling cart will be picked up every other week on your current collection day.
Please have your cart(s) out for collection at 6am on your designated collection day. Carts should be placed directly at the curb or roadway and AT LEAST three feet apart from each other or other objects (like trees, mailboxes, lamp posts and parked cars) so the mechanism on the truck can reach each cart. The cart handle should be toward your house. Thanks for your cooperation! Together, we can make Omaha a cleaner, greener city for all to enjoy.
Carts are owned by the City of Omaha, and placed on loan to the resident. FCC Environmental takes care of cart deliveries, repairs, and general management. Cart repairs and replacement necessary from everyday wear and tear, is covered by the City and the cart manufacturer’s warranty.
Cart repair or replacement necessary due to resident negligence is the responsibility of the resident who will be invoiced by the City.
Report needed repairs or replacement to 402-444-5238.