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Omaha announces storm clean-up sites to be open through Wednesday

Other local municipalities have announced sites as well
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Posted at 9:49 AM, Jul 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-11 16:42:47-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - City officials announced on Sunday that six storm debris sites will remain open through Wednesday.

The locations are:

  • Ta Ha Zouka Park - Elkhorn
  • Hefflinger Park 112th and Maple
  • Towl Park 93rd and Center
  • 156th and F parking lot
  • Levi Carter Park (concrete boat ramp area, enter east side of the park)
  • Al Veys field - 6506 S 60th St

Other areas around the metro previously announced storm debris sites on Saturday. Find those details below.

A storm debris site is open for residents of La Vista and Papillion:

A storm debris dumpsite will be available starting at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 10, at the Papillion Public Works site at 9909 Portal Road. This is the same site used for clean-up days in the fall and spring.

This will be a site for both La Vista and Papillion communities and will be staffed by both public works departments.

This storm dumpsite will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. beginning Saturday, July 10, until at least Friday, July 16, longer if necessary.

Two storm debris drop-off sites are available for those who live in Sarpy County SIDs and unincorporated areas with Papillion, La Vista, or Gretna mailing addresses:

Papillion Public Works, 9909 Portal Road. Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. July 10 and 11, and 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. July 12-16. Available to those with Papillion or La Vista mailing addresses.

Gretna, on 216th Street between Angus Street and Lincoln Road. Available to those with Gretna mailing addresses.

Both sites will be staffed, and you must present a driver’s license to verify your address. Please only bring trees and branches.

Council Bluffs has also announced storm clean-up efforts:

The Council Bluffs Recycling Center at 4441 Gifford Road will be taking storm debris from Council Bluffs residents at no charge during normal business hours until further notice. Recycling Center hours are 8 am to 3 pm on Saturday and 8 am to 6 pm Monday thru Friday.

Curbside yard waste guidelines will still apply. Limbs and branches should be gathered into bundles no more than 4’ in length, 2’ in diameter, and less than 60 pounds.

Public Works crews are strictly working on opening up the streets today. Clean up efforts will continue on Monday.

Please be cautious of downed power lines entangled in trees that may still be live.

The city of Lincoln released the following information:



  • For trees blocking City streets or sidewalks, contact the Lincoln Police Department (LPD) non-emergency number, 402-441-6000. Do NOT call 911. LPD is keeping a list of areas and reporting those to the Community Forestry crews.


  • For other damage to other public trees between the curb and sidewalk, contact the City Community Forestry Section at 402-441-7847, ext. 0. Voice mail is available at this number, and residents are encouraged to provide their name, address, phone number and the nature of the problem. Residents can also report damage to street trees at UPLNK.lincoln.ne.gov.


Residents are also advised to watch for broken limbs that may still be hanging in trees. These can cause injury or damage when they fall.



Tree debris on private property is the responsibility of the property owner. For tree debris on private properties, residents can contact their refuse haulers or take the debris to one of these locations:



  • The City North 48th Street Transfer Station, 5101 N. 48th St. Hours are 6:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday through Friday, 6:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 6:45 a.m. to noon Sundays. Regular disposal charges and fees apply. To avoid an extra charge, residents must cover and secure their loads. For more information, visit lincoln.ne.gov (search: landfill).


  • Hofeling Enterprises, 2200 S. Folsom Court. Disposal fees are $10 for a for a pick-up load and $20 for a trailer. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Crews with the Community Forestry Section of the Parks and Recreation Department have been responding to service calls since early Saturday morning to clear downed trees and limbs from streets and sidewalks. Crews will resume responding to calls for service related to street tree damage on Monday morning.

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