Volunteers Needed to Staff Saturday, May 5 – Drop-Off Site
By Susie Stern – ECC Communications
(Omaha, NEBRASKA) — Calling All Volunteers! We need you to help make the 2018 “Omaha Spring Clean Up” a reality!
When: Saturday, May 5, 2018
Times: 8 am – 2 pm. Up to 5 Volunteers to staff . 2-hour shifts
(Public Drop Off Times: 9 am – 2 pm)
Where: Standing Bear Elementary parking lot. 15860 Taylor St
What: Oversee & manage drop-off site. Help residents unload large bulky items from vehicles, and dump onto garbage trucks. Hand out free landfill vouchers to residents arriving with large tree branches, direct traffic.
Details: Volunteers should wear heavy duty gloves, closed shoes
Up to 5 Volunteers needed to staff event each hour in 2-hour shifts.
We need you! Commit now.
May 5, 2018 Itinerary – Omaha Spring Clean Up – Drop-Off Site
8 am – Volunteer Arrival time
8:15-8:30 am – City inspector arrives. He/she brings along a volunteer fact sheet, oil spill kit, dust pan/broom, vouchers for FREE landfill drop-off of tree limbs etc., safety vests, orange cones to direct parking lot traffic, and signage that lists prohibited items
8:30 – 8:45 am – Deffenbaugh/Waste Management dump trucks arrive
9 am – Drop-off site opens to the Public
2 pm – Event ends, Volunteers clean up site: leave in pristine condition. Use oil spill kit to instantly clean up parking lot stains. Collect cones, signage etc. to return to inspector
The City of Omaha & Keep Omaha Beautiful spearheads this annual event, in partnership with volunteers like you from Elk Creek Crossing, Walnut Ridge and Torrey Pines neighborhoods.
The Standing Bear Elementary parking lot drop-off site allows Omaha residents the opportunity to dispose for FREE large/bulky items that are not accepted through curbside trash like old furniture, appliances, and mattresses.
Examples of Things People Can Bring
- Furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses, etc.)
- Auto parts
- Tires without rims (no tractor or bike tires) (at designated locations)
- Lead-acid batteries (at designated locations)
- Appliances (at designated locations)
- Swing sets
- Bicycles and tricycle
- Empty cans, pails, and buckets
- Railroad Ties must be cut into 1 foot pieces for disposal (no site will accept full-size railroad ties)
- Tree limbs and brush are not collected at the neighborhood cleanup site. Ask volunteers for a free landfill drop-off voucher at two commercial locations.
Prohibited Items – Standing Bear Parking Lot Site
- Rocks and concrete
- Household garbage (putrescible waste) – put out with your normal trash collection.
- Dead animals, manure, and animal bedding
- Full-size railroad ties – The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) has published a guide for disposal. To view the guide, click here. Contact the NDEQ for additional information at (877) 253-2603.
- Propane tanks and other pressurized cylinders
- Household Hazardous wastes including, but not limited to:
Visit www.underthesink.org for proper disposal information
- Auto fluids (gas, oil, grease, and anti-freeze)
- Paint and Turpentine
- Lawn chemicals
The Saturday, May 5, 2018 Drop-off site at Standing Bear Elementary’s parking lot is among 80 FREE drop off sites available in Omaha starting April 14 to May 19.
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