YW Collection Soon!

(Elk Creek Crossing) —  Spring is here. That means Yardwaste collection is near, too. The city of Omaha resumes Spring pick up starting the week of April 4-8, 2011. There is no limit to the amount of properly prepared yardwaste that will be collected. The below graphic is courtesy of the City of Omaha found here.

Yes! No!
bundle of brush YW can yardwaste bag
  • Grass clippings and leaves.
  • Garden waste such as fallen apples, rotted or excess vegetables and fruit.
  • Trash cans up to 32 gallons and weighing up to 45 pounds, marked with a YW on both sides.
  • Unlimited number of properly prepared marked cans, paper bags or brush bundles.
  • Special yardwaste paper bags weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Bundles of branches and brush, tied with string or twine. Bundles may weigh up to 30 pounds.
  • Branches may be up to 2 inches in diameter and 4 feet in length.
yardwaste in plastic bag
  • Mixtures of yardwaste and garbage.
  • No lumber or treated lumber.
  • Litter, trash or garbage.
  • Whole cans of dirt or sod.
  • Street sweeping sand, litter or rocks.
  • Plastic bags of yardwaste.
  • Cardboard boxes of yardwaste.
  • Pet manure or kitty litter.
  • Branches over 2 inches in diameter.
  • Branches over 4 feet long.
  • Plastic twine, nylon twine or wire used on brush.
  • Rope of any kind.
  • Unbundled brush.


  • Place all materials at your collection point by 6am.
  • Leave a couple feet of space between recyclables and garbage containers (and yardwaste when in season).

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  1. Walnut Ridge will host the Annual Neighborhood Clean-Up on May 7, 2011 at Standing Bear Elementary. Take advantage of this great City of Omaha program, call 402-444-4636.

    from http://www.cityofomaha.org/

    In 2010, more than 1,400 tons of unwanted items, 95 tons of scrap tires, and nearly 600 junk appliances were disposed of thanks to the efforts of hundreds of volunteers. This year, 100 neighborhood groups will participate in the Neighborhood Clean-Up program at 83 different locations throughout Omaha.

    “This is a great way for residents of Omaha to collaborate on a worthy project,” said Mayor Jim Suttle. “The Annual Neighborhood Clean-Up presents an opportunity for neighborhood groups to come together to make their community a better place to live.”

    The Neighborhood Clean-Up Program is funded by the City of Omaha and managed by City Staff, Keep Omaha Beautiful, Inc. and partnering neighborhood and community groups.

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