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Omaha recycling collection put on hold, trash pick up possibly delayed

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Posted at 2:24 PM, Jun 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-01 15:24:31-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The City of Omaha Public Works Department says recycling collection is being temporarily suspended to focus on the collection of garbage and yard waste. A delay is possible in garbage pick up Saturday due to an increased amount of waste after Memorial Day and the hail storm last week.

Read the full press release from the Public Works Department below:

May 31, 2019, Omaha, NE --

The City of Omaha Public Works Department announces that recycling collection is being suspended today, Friday, May 31, and Saturday, June 1, to allow Waste Management to focus on the collection of garbage and yardwaste. Those whose recycling is not collected this week will be collected on their regular day of collection next week when all collection returns to normal, with the following exception -- the Monday area east of 72nd will not be collected until Monday, June 10. This suspension of collection is for recycling only.

Garbage and yardwaste collection will continue but could be later than usual. Waste Management will be running collection on Sunday, June 2, to recover trash and yard waste materials not collected by the end of Saturday. Waste Management is experiencing an increased amount of yardwaste and garbage due to the Memorial Day Holiday, and the hail storm earlier this week.

Additionally approximately 5 inches of rain over the past 10 days in Omaha has caused wet conditions at the landfill, resulting in increased vehicle turnaround times. Waste Management aims to be back on a regular collection schedule for garbage and yardwaste on Monday, June 3, 2019. Citizens may sign up for e-mail notification of impending solid waste collection holidays or service delays by going to http://join.wasteline.org. The City’s solid waste website is www.wasteline.org and the Facebook presence is www.facebook.com/wasteline.