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City Council set to vote on new garbage contract Tuesday

Posted at 6:46 AM, Jun 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-03 07:46:49-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — The Omaha City Council is set to vote on a new garbage collection contract Tuesday.

Mayor Stothert recommends the bid goes to FCC Environmental. FCC is one of four companies to submit a bid for Omaha's trash collection.

FCC Environmental's proposal is a ten-year contract, starting at more than $22 million. Under the terms of the deal, the company would give all homeowners at least two large carts for trash and yard waste. The deal would also set up 12 Saturdays for yard waste, which would go to the compost facility. The Mayor says the company will hire more than 130 Omaha workers.

Waste Management suspended recyclable pickup this week to focus strictly on trash pickup.

West Central Sanitation out of Minnesota, Waste Connections of Nebraska, and Waste Management of Nebraska are the other companies to submit bids. Our partners at the Omaha World-Herald report that West Central Sanitation has made one last ditch effort to win the bid by sending a letter to the Mayor. The World-Herald reports that West Central's bid would cost about $22 million a year.