De-Clutter & Dump It, Saturday’s FREE Drop-Off Site 

Credit: Ann Smith, ECC Resident/HOA Secretary

Free Bulky Item Drop Off Site May 5

May 1, 2018
By Susie Stern, Communications

(NW Omaha, NEBRASKA) —  It happens ONLY once a year. Don’t miss it! Saturday, May 5th from 9 am – 2 pm is the date and event times for ‘Omaha Spring Cleanup’ 2018. The FREE disposal site takes place in the parking lot of Standing Bear Elementary at 158th and Taylor.

What a great opportunity to clean house, and get rid of unwanted furniture, TV’s, old toilets and other big, bulky things – not picked up at curbside.

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But first.

MAY 4, 2018 UPDATE
Appliances. Batteries. Tires
The Standing Bear ELEM disposal site DOES NOT COLLECT fuel-burning appliances, lead-acid batteries or tires w/o rims, confirms Nick Chapman, the City of Omaha’s Solid Waste Coordinator early Wednesday. 
Don’t Fret – Below are Disposal Locations 


→NW Omaha Drop-off locations Saturday, May 5 2018

  • Tires w/o rims + Batteries [lead-acid] + Bulky Items – Hillsborough Park Parking Lot  [above tennis courts] – N 138th St & Meredith Ave
  • Appliances  + Bulky Items – Lee Valley Pool Parking Lot – 10605 Charles St

Stuff You CAN Dispose of 

  • Furniture [couches, chairs, mattresses, etc.]
  • Carpet
  • Televisions
  • Grill
  • 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)
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Huge Tree Limbs, Branches, Bushes
Ask 4 FREE Landfill PASS!

Trim Time! While you cannot drop off yard waste at Standing Bear’s disposal site, ask a volunteer here for a FREE landfill pass [for tree branches, bushes. brush].

Voucher entitles you to Saturday-only YW disposal, one-load per person at a landfill: River City Recycling [60th & Harrison] OR Douglas County Landfill [Highway 36 & 216th]

No. No’s. Banned Items – Standing Bear Parking Lot Site

  • Water Heater & Fuel-powered appliances – UPDATED MAY 4, 2018
  • Batteries  [lead-based]
  • No tires, bike or tractor tires
  • 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

Questions? all City Waste Management Dept. 402-444-4636  for specifics OR Email 

Yes! We Need Volunteers – Please Help 🙂

→Schedule Time to Volunteer NOW
The city would cancel future opportunities near us if there’s no community help. As host neighborhoods, Torrey Pines, Walnut Ridge and Elk Creek Crossing are obligated to secure at least 3-5 volunteers for each hour of the event.  We NEED YA!

Give Back to Community – Volunteers Desperately Needed

Will you sign up for a 2-hour shift. Or commit to an hour, or all day????  We need a count. If can do, please →sign up now.  

Volunteers needed from 8:30 am – 2 pm

“Yes indeed, it’s always an awesome feeling to give back to the community. Why not Consider? Try it.”

Susie Stern, Team Organizer, Elk Creek Crossing Resident/HOA Communications

Old Paint Cans, Drain Cleaners or Lawn Chemicals?

Not collected at Standing Bear ELEM’s disposal site. Here’s where to go. Douglas/Sarpy County residents needing to dispose of toxic materials [paint, oil, pesticides, and more] may drop them off for FREE at the Under the Sink facility near 120th & I Streets according to the City of Omaha’s website.

CHECK IT OUT! Interactive ‘Omaha Spring Cleanup’ Map


The City of Omaha & Keep Omaha Beautiful spearheads this annual event, in partnership this year with volunteers like you from Elk Creek Crossing, Walnut Ridge and Torrey Pines neighborhoods.

Questions about anything?
Call City Waste Management Dept. 402-444-4636  for specifics OR Email 


Credit Jenn Macdonald

Dumpster photo courtesy of Jenn MacDonald, photographer from Portland Oregon. Image re-use licensed under CC-BY-NC-ND

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