Bellevue to Partner with Papillion Sanitation on New Trash & Recycling Program

Program will Start in May of 2018

  • 13 December 2017
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Bellevue to Partner with Papillion Sanitation on New Trash & Recycling Program

The City of Bellevue Publics Works Department has announced that they will be partnering with Papillion Sanitation to bring a new trash and recycling program to residents beginning in May of 2018. Cart-based waste collection is a new, innovative program and is designed to improve recycling rates, control costs and provide residents increased flexibility and choice for their waste disposal services.

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.

The new waste collection system is based off a pilot program in two neighborhoods. In these neighborhoods, recycling rates nearly tripled decreasing transfer costs to David City.  This program will allow the City to stabilize costs for the next 10 years while increasing recycling.

Residents will receive their new carts in April of 2018. The opportunity for Bellevue residents to choose cart sizes will begin the week of December 18, 2017 and run through February 14, 2018.

In an effort to make sure all Bellevue residents are informed about this change in the City’s trash & recycling program and have the opportunity to get their questions answered, the City will be hosting a series of town hall meetings in January to discuss this program. These town hall meetings will be held in each of the City Council Wards with the following schedule:

 

Tuesday, January 2nd  (Ward 3)                         Tuesday, January 9th  (Ward 5)

 7:00 p.m.                                                             7:00 p.m.
 St. Matthews Church                                           St. Bernadette Church
 12210 S. 36th St.                                                  7600 S. 42nd St.
 

Wednesday, January 10th  (Ward 4)                  Wednesday, January 17th (City Wide)
7:00 p.m.                                                              7:00 p.m.

Avery Elementary School                                     Bellevue West High School Cafeteria
2107 Avery Rd W.                                                1501 Thurston Ave.

 

Monday, January 22nd  (Ward 1)                        Wednesday, January 24th (Ward 2)
7:00 p.m.                                                              7:00 p.m.

Mission Middle School                                          Twin Ridge Elementary
2202 S. Washington St.                                        1400 Sunbury Dr.

 

If Bellevue residents are unable to attend any of these meetings, they will be able to watch them on the City’s YouTube Channel or they can go to the website that has been designed specifically for this program at www.yourcartplaysapart.com. This website will further explain the program and provide a cart selection guide with pricing options. It will also give residents an opportunity to select their cart plan on line. Additionally, residents can call a customer service agent with any questions and for help selecting the proper cart size for their needs at 402-346-7800 or the City of Bellevue’s Wastewater Department at 402-293-3135 during regular business hours.

Over the next few months, Bellevue residents will be receiving mailings regarding this program and will see advertising and articles in local media and social media outlets.

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