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Omaha, Neb., Fines Waste Management Over Trash, Yard Waste Complaints

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The company is facing $72,454 in penalties for collection complaints and not picking up yard waste and garbage separately.

Waste Management, the city of Omaha, Neb.’s trash hauler, is facing $72,454 in penalties for collection complaints and not picking up yard waste and garbage separately. These penalties are in addition to $27,634 in fines that Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced in June.

In June, the city received 1,609 complaints about Waste Management’s collection services, 365 of which were related to yard waste collection. According to the complaints, the company has been collecting yard waste and garbage together instead of collecting yard waste separately and sending it to the city’s composting facility.

Omaha World-Herald has more details:

Waste Management is facing $72,454 in penalties for collection complaints and for not picking up yard waste separately from garbage.

That’s in addition to $27,634 in fines that Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert announced last month.

Stothert said Friday that the city expects Waste Management, the City of Omaha’s trash hauler, to provide timely and complete service.

“We will continue monthly reviews of service-related complaints and assess additional financial penalties as allowed by our contract,” she said in a statement.

Read the full story here.

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