It’s “Open Season” for City of Bellevue Cart Exchanges and Hefty® EnergyBag™ Orange Bag Requests
From now until February 18th, City of Bellevue residents may exchange their trash, yard waste or recycling cart for a different size. In order to exchange your cart, you must know the number on the cart you want to exchange. The cart number is located on the back of the cart, directly below the handle.
Once you know your cart number, you may request the cart exchange by calling Papillion Sanitation at 402-346-7800 or by clicking the button below. Phone or online requests must be received by February 18, 2019.
Also at this time, City of Bellevue recycling customers using Hefty® orange bags may request a complimentary roll of bags. In order to request a roll of Hefty® orange bags you must know the number on your recycling cart. This number is located on the back of the cart, directly below the handle.
Once you know your cart number, you may request your complimentary bags by calling Papillion Sanitation at 402-346-7800 or by clicking the online ordering button below. Phone or online requests must be received by February 18, 2019.
Dates to Know:
February 18, 2019: Last day to request cart swaps or Hefty orange bags.
April 1, 2019: Beginning of yard waste season. From December 1st through March 31st you may use your brown container for landfill trash.
The following materials can be recycled:
(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. You will receive a roll of Hefty® EnergyBag™ orange bags when your carts are delivered. Additional rolls can be purchased from Papillion Sanitation.
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 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 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 recently approved a new contract for solid waste disposal that requires these improvements. These changes will improve recycling rates, control costs and provide residents increased flexibility and choice for their waste disposal services.
The new 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 will allow 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.
As soon as routes have been determined, that information will be provided to residents and will also be available on this website. Changes should be minimal. If your neighborhood will experience a collection day change, you will receive advance notice.
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.
An annual “open season” for cart exchanges is set for February 1-28, 2019. Residents wishing to swap any of their carts for a different size should contact Papillion Sanitation Customer Service at 402-346-7800.
Except in the case of a life change event, cart swaps outside of the open season are subject to a delivery fee and dependent upon availability of the size requested.