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Proposed Overhaul of Omaha's Waste Collection Would Send Yard Waste to Landfill Along with Trash

Separate curbside yard waste collection could go by the wayside in Omaha under a set of proposals to overhaul the city’s waste pickup.

Instead of becoming compost, yard waste would be collected along with trash and sent to the landfill.

In exchange for losing that service, Omahans could gain covered, 96-gallon carts for recycling and possibly a second large cart for trash collection.

In the trade-off, Omaha would give up Oma-Gro, the popular compost produced by the city from its yard waste collections. But Mayor Jean Stothert, who is pushing for major changes to Omaha’s solid-waste program, is touting the new system’s potential to generate more methane at the landfill, thus creating more electricity.

Continue reading at Omaha.com

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