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This page currently reflects the 2020 - 2021 Tree Recycling information. New information will provided as soon as possible.
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Scouting 4 Trees:
Christmas trees must be prepared according to the yardwaste collection regulations to be collected as a part of your Omaha solid waste collection service. Please remove bags, ornaments, and lights, nails, wires, tree stand, plastic bags (please take bags home and dispose with garbage).
Wreathes and evergreen roping will not be accepted but flocked trees are ok.
Share the Christmas spirit and ask a neighbor if you can help them get their tree to a recycling site.
All sites close on Monday, January 11, 2021. Do not deliver trees after this date.
Doing so is illegal dumping and punishable by a fine of up to $500, loss of drivers license for 6 months and all clean up costs. Omaha Municipal Code, Chapter 34, ARTICLE I, Section 4.
Please throw your tree up on the pile. This will leave room for others to access the site.
The sites are open daily during daylight hours starting December 24. Volunteers from the Rotary Clubs of Omaha, and the Douglas-Sarpy Master Gardeners will staff the busy sites (A - Tranquility Park and D - the F Street Football Field) and help you unload your tree on both December 28 - 29 and again January 4 - 5, 2020 from 10AM until 4PM each day. Sites will close on Monday, January 8, 2020.
Christmas tree collection sites will be opened during daylight hours starting on December 24th through January 8th, 2020.View the Sarpy County Christmas Tree Recycling Program Information. Bellevue
Curbside collection for real Christmas trees will occur the first full week of January, 2020 for residents on City waste collection services. Trees will be picked up the same day as regular garbage and recycling collection and need to be on the curb 4 ft away from your regular garbage by 7 a.m. Please cut the tree to 4 ft lengths.
Council Bluffs Residents may also bring their Christmas trees to the Council Bluffs Recycling Center
at no charge through the month of January. The Recycling Center is at 4441 Gifford Rd, Council Bluffs, IA 51501. Non-residents and commercial haulers will be charged a $5 minimum fee or $20 per ton at the Recycling Center.
Please note: Remove all lights, nails, ornaments, tinsel, wire, steel or wooden stands and all plastic tree bags.Click here for the City of Council Bluffs official website.
If you live in one of these ZIP Codes, then Scouting 4 Trees (a Joint Community Service Project from
Boy Scout Troops 282, 363, 429, 558, 570 & 888 of the Greater Omaha area and Troop 8 of Lincoln)
can help recycle your tree. Your free will donation support is always appreciated.
Dates available for scheduled pickups are December 28, 29 and January 1, 5, 5 and 11, 2020.
ZIP Codes served are:
Bellevue: 68005, 68123, 68147 Bennington: 68007 Elkhorn: 68022 Gretna: 68028 La Vista: 68128 Papillion: 68046, 68133 Valley: 68064 Waterloo: 68069
Omaha: 68104, 68106, 68114, 68116 - 68118, 68122, 68124, 68127, 68130, 68132, 68134 - 68138, 68142, 68144, 68152, 68154, 68157 and 68164.
Lincoln: 68502 - 68508, 68510, 68512, 68516, 68521, 68522 and 68526.