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Omaha, Neb., City Council Nixes Proposed Trash Contract

June 5, 2019

Via: Waste360

The Omaha, Neb., City Council rejected Mayor Jean Stothert’s trash contract “compromise” on June 4, as council members still had too many unanswered questions and too many residents were still unhappy with the multimillion-dollar bid.

According to a KETV ABC 7 report, the mayor’s compromise included setting aside six weeks in spring and six weeks in fall to allow unlimited curbside yard waste pickup, while keeping a sticker program year-round. But the City Council expressed concern over the limited time frame, adding that the mayor’s compromise would only allow trucks to collect yard waste on Saturdays.

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