Week of January 25:  TRASH COLLECTION is running approximately 1.5 days behind schedule.  If your collection day has passed and we have not serviced your street, leave your carts out.  We are running extra trucks and will be there as soon as it is safe to do so.

RECYCLING is suspended this week except for the following areas:  City of Bellevue, Offutt/Rising View, City of Ralston, Village of Murray, and City of Louisville.  Overflow recycling may be set out on your next scheduled collection day or taken to a drop off location We apologize for any inconvenience and will resume normal collection schedules as soon as its safe for our drivers to do so.

Worms and compost: the science of verminculture

Vermiculture is the process of using worms to decompose organic food waste, turning the waste into a nutrient-rich material capable of supplying necessary nutrients to help sustain plant growth. Simply put, it is nature’s own fertilizer and compost that is easy, simple, and effective. Vermiculture is good for areas that do not put food waste into backyard compost piles to…

How to make compost at home

27% of the US municipal solid waste is made up of yard trimmings and food residuals.  That is a lot of waste which could be used in good measures.  Creating a useful product from organic waste offers benefits of resource efficiency.   Adding compost to your garden or container plants will infuse the soil with nutrients and help your plants grow…

Tips for decreasing food waste

Waste management and recycling are mainstream topics these days leaving little consideration for the increasing issue regarding food waste. North Americans and Europeans waste between 209 – 253 pounds of food per year. From a global perspective, 1.3 billion tons of food purchased for human consumption goes to waste. Food waste is one of the least recovered waste items in…

Creative Recycling: Takeout Containers

Sometimes to be green, you must think outside of the box.  Everyday circumstances enlighten us to new challenges of how to remain eco-friendly in today’s quick to evolve and immediate gratification culture.  Takeout food is no different.  We desire the convenience, efficiency, and quite honestly, the taste of the dish inside of that cute little box.  If you get stuck…