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Omaha, Neb., Prepares for Possible 10-Year, Nearly $100M Waste Contract

The contract would bring 96-gallon trash carts to residences and automated trucks to city streets.

The city of Omaha, Neb.’s waste contract with Waste Management expires at the end of 2020. And city leaders are now starting to prepare for a possible 10-year, nearly $100 million contract that would bring 96-gallon trash carts to residences and automated trucks to city streets.

Next week, the City Council will review an agreement with SCS Engineers to help develop the request for the bids, which will detail what the city would like to receive from its next waste contractor.

Omaha World-Herald has more information:

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert wants to make the move to 96-gallon trash carts across the city.

Stothert said she wants to require covered, wheeled carts and automated trucks as part of Omaha’s next waste hauling contract.

City leaders are in the process of putting together the parameters for the city’s next waste contract, a decision that will affect some 140,000 households.

Read the full story here.

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