OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and officials from FCC Environmental, the company which will handle the city's garbage and recycling needs starting in November, held a press conference Thursday to discuss the transition.
On Monday, 96-gallon trash and recycling carts will be delivered to Omaha residents, starting in the western portion of the city. Deliveries will continue each day, moving eastward.
The mayor says about 3,800 carts are expected to delivered per day but residents shouldn't begin using them until November 30, the day FCC Environmental takes over the city's waste collection needs.
Recycling will be carried out every two weeks and information about what you can and cannot put in each of the bins will be included. Solid waste and yard waste will be done weekly.
Smaller, 48-gallon carts are available, which can be requested 90 days after the November launch date.
If you're looking for a job, an FCC Environmental representative said they are currently hiring and have 85-90 open positions and that the company is on track to handle the contract.
Stothert anticipates high interest in the available positions and believes the new, one-man-collection method which utilizes a special truck to pick up the bins remotely, will lead to smoother collections and less delays such as those which have occurred the past few months during the ongoing pandemic.
FCC replaces Waste Management as the city's trash collector.
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3 News Now Senior Reporter Jake Wasikowski is providing live updates via Twitter:
Mayor @Jean_Stothert talks about the trash transition that will start soon in Omaha. 3,800 carts will be delivered a day to citizens so they make the November start date.— Jake Wasikowski (@jakewasikowski) August 20, 2020
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Omaha residents will get two carts, one for recycling and the other for trash. If people don’t like the larger carts they can trade in for a smaller on.— Jake Wasikowski (@jakewasikowski) August 20, 2020
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The trash carts will start showing up in West Omaha on Monday and they’ll keep moving east. Mayor Stothert asks for patience since they won’t be used until November.— Jake Wasikowski (@jakewasikowski) August 20, 2020