SEPARATE YARD WASTE COLLECTION DELAYED UNTIL AT LEAST MAY 1
The City of Bellevue has announced that effective immediately, separate yard waste collection will be delayed until at least May 1, 2020. City residents may continue to use both their blue trash carts and their brown yard waste carts for landfill trash and/or yard waste material, including brown bio bags. Both of these carts will be collected as landfill trash.
All material (Trash and Yard Waste – including bio bags) must fit inside the carts. No items will be collected outside the carts.
Our web widget and downloadable app lets you check your schedule anytime, anywhere. Just type in your address below to get your service schedule. When you download the app, you can even set reminders to put out your trash or recycling.
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The following materials can be recycled in your green recycling cart:
(Please do flatten all cardboard boxes. No need to remove paper clips, stamps, address labels, staples, tape, wire, metal fasteners, rubber bands, spiral bindings or plastic tabs.)
(Please do not flatten plastic containers. Empty and rinse all plastic materials.)
All plastics #1–7 are accepted. (Identify plastic type by looking for the recycling symbol paired with a number at the bottom of the container.) Plastic bottle lids are recyclable and should be left on their bottles. Please do not include #7 PLA compostables.
(Please do not flatten metal containers. Empty and rinse all metal materials.)
No. Plastic bags cannot be recycled. Recyclables should be rinsed and placed directly in your recycling cart.
Snack bags, pudding cups, candy wrappers, pet food bags, Styrofoam®, plastic ware and all other non-recyclable bags can be converted to energy using Hefty® EnergyBag™ orange bags. Simply place these items in your Hefty® EnergyBag™ orange bag, tie it shut and put it in your recycling cart. Bags may by purchased from Papillion Sanitation or at several local grocery stores.
No. We use single stream sorting, so no separation of materials is necessary.
Yes. Please rinse bottles, cans, jugs and cartons before recycling.
The following materials should be kept out of your recycling cart to avoid contaminating your recycling:
Yard waste season runs April 1 through November 30. The brown compostable yard waste cart can be used for landfilled trash from December 1 through March 31.
Yard waste is defined as leaves, lawn clippings, prunings, weeds and dead plant material that fits within the customer’s cart.
Branches are considered landfilled trash as they cannot be composted. If you wish to landfill your branches, they must fit in your landfilled trash cart with the lid closed. The best option for branches is to utilize the City of Bellevue’s FREE TREE DUMP located at the gated entrance just north of 8902 Cedar Island Road, intersecting at Rose Lane, in Bellevue. The FREE TREE DUMP is open the last Saturday of every month from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. Limbs and branches collected at this site are mulched for reuse at public parks and schools.
There is no limit to compostable yard waste curbside collection from April 1–November 30. All compostable yard waste that does not fit into your cart will need to be bagged in compostable brown paper biodegradeable bags and set next to your compostable yard waste cart.
We will pick up most household trash that will fit inside the blue landfill trash container. We DO NOT take the following items:
The collection trucks are only able to handle items placed in your cart. If you have additional items that do not fit into your cart, contact Papillion Sanitation at 402-346-7800.
A large item curbside pickup may be scheduled with Papillion Sanitation for a fee. Two FREE bulk curbside pickups (of items not exceeding 60 pounds and 4 x 2 feet) are allowed per year; these can also be scheduled with Papillion Sanitation. The City will hold two annual cleanups where oversize or bulky items may also be taken for disposal at no additional fee.
The City of Bellevue approved a new contract in 2018 for solid waste disposal that requires a cart based collection system. The program is designed to improve recycling rates, control costs and provide residents increased flexibility and choice for their waste disposal services.
The system is based off a pilot program in two neighborhoods. In these neighborhoods, recycling rates nearly tripled. With the closure of the Sarpy County Landfill, trash destined for the landfill must be transported further and at a higher cost to the City. This program allows the City to stabilize costs for the next 10 years while increasing recycling.
Cart-based waste collection is convenient, clean and safe. Wheeled and lidded carts are easier to transport to and from the curb, resistant to tipping and improve the City’s cleanliness as they leave less opportunity for debris to blow out and animals to tear open trash bags. Automated collection of carts keeps workers off the roads and helps prevent unnecessary injury, and the ability to choose their cart size allows customers flexibility in service price—the smaller the cart, the smaller the fee. If you are not generating a large amount of landfilled trash weekly, you may see your monthly fee decrease. Residents can also select ANY size recycling and compostable yard waste carts, one of each, for no additional fee.
Additional carts may be obtained from Papillion Sanitation for a monthly fee of $9.00.
No. Residents may only use carts provided by Papillion Sanitation due to the use of automated trucks for collection. The mechanism for lifting the carts only works properly with the carts provided.
Papillion Sanitation will continue to be the hauler for the City of Bellevue, and all questions or concerns about service may be emailed to OLPPapillion@WasteConnections.com or be directed to Customer Service at 402-346-7800.
Residents may use the WasteConnect app on this website or download the app to a mobile device. Simply type in your address to find your collection schedule.
Carts should be placed at the curb the night before or by 7:00 a.m. on your service day. Carts should be kept four feet away from any poles and/or mailboxes and spaced two feet from your other carts. Lids on all carts must be completely closed in order to prevent any items from falling out or blowing out of the cart(s).
Disabled customers may request walk-up service. A request form is available from Papillion Sanitation.
If your landfilled trash cart is lost, stolen or damaged, please contact Papillion Sanitation at 402-346-7800 to arrange replacement.
Prior to your move, contact Papillion Sanitation to stop your service. Your carts should be left at the residence upon your departure for pick up by Papillion Sanitation.
If you are a new resident to Bellevue, click here to view our cart selection guide, and then call Papillion Sanitation at 402-346-7800 to request your carts.
The blue cart is labeled “Landfilled Trash” and is for all household trash that will fit in the cart with the lid closed. We do NOT pick up paint, solvents, motor oil, appliances, antifreeze, car batteries, or tires.
The green cart is for recyclables. Please see the large imprint on the lid or view the recycling section of this site to understand what is recyclable.
The brown cart is for yard waste. Yard waste season runs April 1 through November 30. The brown compostable yard waste cart can be used for landfilled trash from December 1 through March 31.