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Omaha City Council votes on waste contract

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Posted at 6:19 AM, Aug 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-27 18:10:49-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Omaha City Council voted Tuesday on the new waste contract.

The Mayor originally made her recommendation back in April, but resubmitted it back in July. The FCC plan gives homeowners two 96-gallon bins. One for trash and yard waste and another for recyclables. Smaller carts are available for those who don't need a bin that big.

City Council passed the FCC trash collection bid Tuesday 4-3, which is the two-cart system. Another proposal under consideration was a three-cart system from West Central Sanitation.

A motion to add supplemental unlimited yard waste pick up for 12 weeks a year was passed 6-1.

The current waste contract with Waste Management expires at the end of the year.

Watch the meeting here: