Breaking News | ECC Garbage Day Moves to Fridays 2015

image-omaha-trash-pick-up-Elk-Creek-CrossingNew ECC Collection Day Moves to Fridays

Here in Elk Creek Crossing, say goodbye to Mondays for trash, yard waste and recyclables’ pick up in the new year.

ECC collection of garbage and the like changes to Fridays beginning the week of January 5, 2015. Official start date in ECC: Friday, January 9, 2015.

10 Days Without ECC Trash Pick Up!

In an exclusive interview with Elk Creek Crossing, we are the first to uncover bad news.

“Somebody’s gonna pay the price, and unfortunately, your neighborhood (ECC) will go about 10 days without trash, yard waste and recyclable collection,” said Diane over the phone today with the city of Omaha Solid Waste Department.

Last Day Monday Trash Pick Up

We discovered that Monday December 29, 2014 is the last day for collections before the 10-day lull. The new route schedule for Elk Creek Crossing begins Friday January 9, 2015.trash

The City’s Solid Waste representative emphasized that Deffenbaugh, the city’s waste contractor, is waiving the 5 trash container limit during this period of transition.

Why Omaha Redrew Trash Routes

WOWT reports Omaha’s trash hauler has redrawn routes for collection of garbage, yard waste and recycling for fuel and time-saving efficiency, quoting Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. More than 150,000 Omaha households are impacted reports the Omaha World Herald.

This week ECC residents may receive a city of Omaha postcard notice confirming this information. For neighborhoods outside Elk Creek Crossing, run this handy tool to discover your new collection day.

By Susan Stern, an Omaha copywriter/marketer and ECC resident.