City of Omaha expands curbside tree debris collection

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(Omaha, NE) -- The City of Omaha is expanding its collection of tree debris from last weekend's storm.

On Tuesday, the city announced that they would reassign about 150 employees from the Parks, Street Maintenance and Sewer Divisions to help do curbside collections. From Friday, July 16th through Friday, July 23rd the city will collect larger tree debris from the curb. Larger limbs should be cut to a maximum length of 6 feet and stacked on the curb for collection.

This collection will be separate from your usual trash collection by FCC Environmental, but will follow the same schedule. Meaning if your normal trash collection day is a Monday, that is the same day city workers will come for tree debris. FCC also continues to collect storm debris in their usual collections. That tree debris should be put into the 96 gallon trash bins or in brown paper yard waste bags on your regular collection days. For the FCC collections, branches and limbs must be no more than 4 feet long and 6 inches in diameter.

The city emphasizes that this is a curbside collection only, and that workers will not go in to yards to pick up any debris.

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