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(April 2, 2019)

Waste Management will begin limited separate yard waste collection this week.

All yard waste will be temporarily delivered to the Douglas County Landfill until access to the Oma-Gro compost facility at the City of Omaha Papillion Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is restored.  Roads to the plant remain closed after the flood. 

Waste Management has notified the City it will not be able to fulfill the contractual requirement for separate collections citywide but will collect yard waste separately in neighborhoods between 72nd Street and Interstate 680. The City’s monthly payments to Waste Management will be reduced by $49,468.71.

The contract requires separate collections April-November. 

The Papillion Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant is still being assessed to determine damage to the property and the compost operation, and establish a timeline for cleanup and reopening. 

The plant and the Oma-Gro facility were also damaged during the June 2017 tornado.