Help the Community De-Clutter Big, Bulky Stuff

(Northwest Omaha, NEBRASKA)  —  We Need Volunteers to manage our Saturday, May 5, 2018 disposal site. Volunteers urgently needed from 8:30 am – 2 pm. ‘Omaha Spring Cleanup’ site is open to Public 9 am – 2 pm. Location. Standing Bear ELEM. 158 & Taylor. Parking lot.

Event management, read city-provided fact sheet, set up traffic cones, set up signage for prohibited items, direct traffic, help folks unload [voluntary], hand out yard waste landfill passes, lite site cleanup [broom/dust pan], Oils spills from vehicles? City to provide instant oil spill kit, so the Standing Bear ELEM parking lot is left in pristine condition. Easy.

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Mock Map of Omaha Spring Clean Up Sites 2018 Credit Stern PR

Dress For Dirt. Protect Hands, Feet….
Wear heavy gloves. Closed shoes. City to provide safety vest.

Dump Day ABC’s.
One-day drop off site gives everybody a zero-cost opportunity to dump large-item goods like furniture, carpet and mattresses, normally banned from curbside pickup. It’s up to each volunteer whether to help folks unload heavy stuff onto 1 of 3 garbage trucks slated for site use this day.

Volunteer To-Do List.
Other volunteer duties include event management, directing traffic, and distribution of passes for FREE landfill drop-off if anybody shows up with big branches & other yard waste, this site will not accept. First volunteers should arrive at 8:30 am. Last helpers can leave around 2 pm after a quick broom sweep and lite site clean up. If a vehicle spills engine oil, no problema. A volunteer may simply use the city-supplied instant stain removal kit.

Protect Hands & Dress 4 Dirt.
Please prep by wearing heavy-duty gloves, closed shoes… City plans to provide safety vests. Volunteers may choose to stay the entire day OR in 2-hour shifts, either works great.

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File: Keep Omaha Beautiful

Dump Day Volunteer Schedule.
8:00 – 8:15 am – ECC leaders Ann & Susie to arrive 8:15 – 8:30 am – City inspector to drop by. He/she shall bring a how-to volunteer fact sheet, oil spill kit, dust pan/broom, safety vests, orange cones to direct parking lot traffic, and signage that lists prohibited drop off items. First shift of volunteers should arrive at 8:30 am
8:30 – 8:45 am – Arrival time of Deffenbaugh/Waste Management dump truck.
9 am – Drop-off Site Opens to Public
2 pm – Event ends. Volunteers to clean site of any debris, and use instant oil remover kit, if necessary. Volunteers should collect cones, signage etc. to return to the site volunteer leader.

Memo to: Volunteers, Standing Bear site
Re: Instructions if people arrive w appliances, tires, batteries

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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. 
Volunteers Please Share Alternative Disposal Locations 

NW O Disposal Sites 4 Appliances. Tires. Batteries Saturday, May 5 Only:

  • 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 – Standing Bear Site 
  • 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. 

Two Landfills Qualify :
Bennington –  Highway 36 & 216th.
Waste Management Pheasant Point Landfill
[AKA Douglas County Landfill]

Omaha Metro – River City Recycling – 60th & Harrison

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
  • Yard waste
    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 🙂

YES! WE NEED VOLUNTEERS – PLEASE COMMIT NOW 🙂 Give Back to Community. Will you sign up for a 2-hour shift? Commit to an hour, or entire day???? We need a count ASAP. Please & thank you. 🙂

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The Future. Something to think about…
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.

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Joslyn, age 11 [shown], dad Pat and Ann Smith, ECC resident/HOA Secretary
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Credit: Noteworthy THANKS 🙂 KUDOS to helping hands 4 hand-made signs. Thanks to resident the Smith family.

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Credit: Ann Smith, ECC Resident/HOA Secretary
Standing Bear ELEM Disposal Site May 5 2018 Omaha
Credit: Susan Stern, ECC Resident/Neighborhood Communications

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Credit: Jenn MacDonald, Oregon, License: CC-BY-NC-ND

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

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