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New solid waste collection system begins in Omaha on Monday

Posted at 11:40 AM, Nov 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-29 16:43:21-05

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - Omaha switches to a new solid waste collection system on Monday.

FCC Environmental Services will provide curbside collection of trash, yard waste and recycling, using covered carts and automated compressed natural gas fueled trucks.

FCC Environmental Services is taking over for Waste Management, which had been the city's trash hauler for a number of years. The city of Omaha agreed to a 10-year agreement with FCC Environmental last year that could be extended as many as 10 additional years.

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“FCC will provide convenient, clean, consistent residential service,” said Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. “Omaha will now offer the industry-gold standard in collection and we did it without increasing your taxes.”

The city said your day of collection will not change despite the change in providers.

The city recently released updated guidelines on yard waste collection, recycling drop-off locations, trash can and recycling bin disposal. To read those guidelines, click here.

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