City looking for feedback on waste collection
OMAHA, Neb. (FOX42KPTM) —
The city's waste collection contract will soon be coming to an end, and a new contract must be put in place by 2021.
With the new contract, the city is hoping to modernize how trash is being collected.
The current contract has the city providing households with green bins for recycling, and residents must provide their own bin or trash bags to be put out for collection.
With the new contract, the city is looking at providing a bin for households to use as well as changing from a two-person collecting process down to a one-person collecting process.
Other issues include collection vehicles switching to alternative fuels and whether or not yard waste will be included in the collection process.
"Whether they collect garbage in this size or that size, that's not nearly as important as the escape of the methane and that has to do with the combining of the yard waste and the garbage," Dundee resident Janet West said.
After all the feedback from the community is done, the newly proposed contract will be brought to the city council for approval.