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FCC discusses recycling drop-off collection

Posted: 5:31 PM, Jan 14, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-14 19:40:52-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) -- — The metro’s future trash company, FCC, tells the Omaha City Council they're getting tools and equipment ready for next year.

FCC's bid of more than $300,000 a year is selected to pick up recycling from the drop off sites, but it still must be approved by the city council. They tell councilmembers they'll do it better for cheaper.

"I think the benefit we bring from a service aspect is we'll have a dedicated driver that will purely service these locations so they're not going to bounce around from other customers they're going to purely focus on this,” said Dan Brazil, Director of Collection Services for FCC.

In August the council approved FCC's plan to pick up Omaha's trash using two 96-gallon bins.

Councilmembers say today's discussion on collection at recycling drop-off sites is just a small portion of the overall recycling plan. They'll vote on this ordinance in two weeks.

FCC says they’ve secured land in Omaha, purchased trucks that are being built, and ordered carts. They will start service in 2021.