November 20, 2020. The City of Omaha’s (Nebraska) new waste collection program will begin the week of November 30. Automated and semi-automated compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks will pick-up trash, yard waste and recycling, and Omaha residents will begin using covered, 96-gallon carts.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert and representatives from FCC Environmental, the company that will take over the city’s waste collection, gave final reminders ahead of the trash transition. Stothert said many people are asking what to do with their old trash and recycling bins.

“FCC will offer a disposal service at their headquarters at 5902 North 16th St.,” Stothert said, “You can also place your old cans and bins in your 96-gallon solid waste cart to be collected on your trash day. Please don’t place those old cans, or recycle bins in the recycle cart.”

The city said it has distributed most of the new carts. The ones with black tops are for trash and yard waste. Those with green tops are for recycling.

People will need a special sticker for any additional bags of yard waste, outside of what fits in the cart. The city said those stickers can be purchased at 33 metro locations, including HyVee, Family Fare stores, Supermercado, Westlake Hardware and Menards.

Fully automated trucks with an arm on the side will pick up trash in suburban areas of the city. In more dense neighborhoods with high volumes of street parking, semi-automated trucks will pick up waste.