May 5 Dumpster Day Volunteers Wanted

West O Big Bulky Item Disposal Site Needs Volunteers

By Susie Stern, ECC Communications – April 29, 2018

Attention fellow citizens. Elk Creek Crossing, Torrey Pines and Walnut Ridge join together this year to co-host the Saturday, May 5, 2018 ‘Omaha Spring Cleanup’ to be held in the parking lot of Standing Bear Elementary.

Please consider making a 2-hour commitment to help manage the disposal site. Volunteers are URGENTLY needed from 8:30 am – 2 pm. Easy online Sign Up →here.

Standing Bear ELEM Disposal Site May 5 2018 Omaha 

→Schedule Time to Volunteer NOW
Will you sign up for a 2-hour shift anytime from 8:30 am – 2 pm ? The event is less than a week away, and we desperately seek volunteers! It’s an awesome feeling to give back to the community.

‘Dumpster Day,’ aka Omaha Spring Cleanup is an opportune time for people out west to discard for FREE big bulky items.  Furniture. Old mattresses. Junk. The city has secured 3 (three) garbage trucks total for our site.

1-5 Volunteers Needed Per Hour
In order to pull this off, and be invited by the city to participate in future years, we need a show of support, approximately 1-5 volunteers for each hour. The site opens to the Public at 9 am – 2 pm.


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Wear Heavy Gloves – to protect hands, closed shoes…
Saturday, May 5, 2018 Itinerary – Omaha Spring Clean Up – Drop-Off Site
8 – 8:20 am 
– Volunteer leaders Ann & Susie to arrive
8:20-8:30 am – City inspector to drop by. He/she to bring a volunteer fact sheet, oil spill kit, dust pan/broom, safety vests, orange cones to direct parking lot traffic, and signage that lists prohibited items. First volunteers should arrive at 8:30 am
8:30 – 8:45 am – Deffenbaugh/Waste Management dump trucks arrive [3 total for day]
9 am – Drop-off site opens to the Public
2 pm – Event ends. Volunteers to clean up site: leave in pristine condition. In the event oils spills onto the parking lot, the city has provided an easy-to-use instant oil spill clean up kit. Volunteers should collect cones, signage etc. to return to site leader

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.

Credit: Keep Omaha Beautiful

Stuff You CAN Dispose of 

  • Furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses, etc.)
  • Carpet
  • Televisions
  • Microwaves
  • Auto parts
  • Swing sets
  • Bicycles and tricycle
  • Lumber
  • Drywall
  • 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:

GREAT NEWS. A city organizer confirms Standing Bear’s site is expected to be provided FREE landfill for yardwaste passes [Big tree branches & stuff] eligible for Saturday-only disposal, one-load per person. Need one? Ask a volunteer! Dump sites are River City Recycling [60th & Harrison] or Douglas County Landfill [Highway 36 & 216th]

We’re awaiting word from City of Omaha and Keep Omaha Beautiful organizers whether or not the Standing Bear Site takes the following STUFF?:

  1. Tires w/o rims [at designated sites] No tractor/bike tires – ANSWER PENDING
  2. Lead-acid batteries [at designated sites] – ANSWER PENDING
  3. Appliances (at designated sites) – ANSWER PENDING

No. No’s. Banned 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 for proper disposal information

    • Auto fluids (gas, oil, grease, and anti-freeze)
    • Paint and Turpentine
    • Lawn chemicals

Huge Tree Limbs, Branches, Bushes
Now may be time to cut down a tree! Ask a volunteer for a free voucher that entitles you to dump one yard waste load at the Bennington landfill at no charge!

Interactive Map – Spring Cleanup Site

Standing Bear Disposal Site
FREE, Open
to Public 9 am – 2 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018.  Drop-off site is in the parking lot of Standing Bear Elementary. 158th and Taylor St.

For more →info.

Questions? Please send a note.