Trash, Yard Waste & Recycling Program for Bellevue Residents
The City Contract for trash, yard waste and recycling is currently held by Papillion Sanitation & Recycling Services for all single-family and duplex-family residents within the city limits. For local business and Bellevue residents not receiving curbside services, there are two convenient recycling drop off centers: TGB Recycling (sponsored by Hands of the Heartland), 209 Galvin Rd N. Bellevue, and RiverCity Recycling, 6030 S 60th St., Omaha. RiverCity also accept glass for recycling.
This page outlines the current guidelines for trash, yard waste and recycling collections at the curbside. You can also review the Papillion Sanitation Collections Guidelines Flyer that contains this information as well as allowed recycling material guidelines.
If you have questions or concerns with your service, please contact Papillion Sanitation Customer service line at 402-346-7800 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also contact Bellevue Public Works at 402-293-3135 from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday with questions or to order an 18-gallon recycling bin.
Also visit the Green Bellevue website at www.greenbellevue.org or visit www.earth911.org to locate where you can recycle items that are not currently picked up in the curbside program or allowed at the drop off centers.
Service Times and Overall Guidelines
Trash pickup is done weekly. See this schedule for other pick up cycles:
- Standard recycling is offered on a weekly basis
- Optional RecycleBank recycling services using 96-gallon carts is picked up every two weeks. You will receive a schedule for the pick up dates in your neighborhood
- Yard Waste service is offered on a weekly basis from April 1 thru Nov 30
- Please placed items within five feet of the curb by 7:00 am
- Trash containers should be kept apart from yard waste and recycling containers.
- There is no limit to the volume of yard waste and recycling that you leave on the curb each week. However, there is a weekly limit of 175 gallons of trash that you are allowed
Due to the landfill being closed on the following holidays, service will be delayed one day following the holiday, unless the holiday falls on a weekend. Any collection days before the holiday will be on regular schedule. Only the collection days on or following the holiday will be delayed one day.
- Memorial Day
- Independence Day
- Labor Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
- New Years Day
Container Specifications & Availability
- For standard trash, yard and recycling services, any combination of 35, 60 or 90 gallon containers can be used as long as each container is no more than 60 lbs. unless you are using the RecycleBank cart.
- Residents may use their own containers as long as yard waste and recycling containers are clearly marked. Optional Papillion Sanitation yard waste and recycling stickers are available at City Hall Finance office (front entrance of City Hall at the window) and at Green Bellevue meetings and events.
- 18 gallon bins for recycling are made available at no charge by calling the Bellevue Public Works at 402-293-3135 from 7:00 am – 3:30 pm Monday – Friday
- Subscribers to the enhanced recycling program, RecycleBank, will be provided a 96-gallon, lidded, wheeled cart and there is no limit to the weight of the cart. Contact Papillion Sanitation Customer service line at 402-346-7800 to subscribe.
- The total volume of trash is limited to no more than 175 gallons per week.
- All cans must have handles.
- NO 55-gallon drums or barrels.
- Plastic bags are only allowed for trash
TOTAL VOLUME OF TRASH can be no more than 175 gallons per week.
Additional specifications for trash containers:
- Plastic bags can be used for trash waste only.
- Bags need to be securely tied with the maximum capacity not exceeding 35 gallons or 30 pounds per bag.
- The following is not picked up by Papillion Sanitation: Paint, solvents, tires, batteries, appliances
Yard Waste Collection
Service is offered from April 1 thru Nov 30. Separating yard waste from trash allows us to divert these compostable items from the landfill. Yard waste is defined as leaves, lawn clippings and selected organic waste material such as dead plants and weeds. Tree branches are not accepted with the yard waste and should be put with the trash.
There is NO LIMIT on the number of cans or biodegradable paper bags placed out for yard waste collection.
Additional specifications for yard waste containers:
- All Yard Waste containers must be marked with "YW" in letters 4 in, or larger.
- Optional Papillion Sanitation yard waste stickers are available at City Hall Finance office (front entrance of City Hall at the window) and at meetings and events.
- Biodegradable paper bags may be used and are available at most retail outlets. NO PLASTIC BAGS for yard waste.
- BRANCHES & BRUSH: Must be bundled and placed with trash collection items. Branches, brush, etc. shall not exceed 4 feet in length, 2 ft. in diameter and weigh more than 50 lbs.
- Yard waste should be kept apart from regular garbage.
Standard Recycling Program
We encourage all residents to participate in our recycling program. The more you recycle the more your community benefits by reducing landfill disposal cost and our carbon footprint.
There is NO LIMIT on the amount of recycling.
Additional specifications for recycling containers:
- Papillion Sanitation provides a list of allowed recycling materials that can be put together in the recycling bin and need not be separated;
- All recycling must be put in a clearly marked container. Use either the universal recycling symbol or the word “Recycling.” The symbol or lettering should be 4 in. or larger.
- Optional Papillion Sanitation recycling stickers are available at City Hall Finance office (front entrance of City Hall at the window) and at Green Bellevue meetings and events.
- 18-gallon recycling container bins are available at no charge. If you do not have a bin, need a replacement or multiple bins please call the Public Works department at 402-293-3135. If moving, please leave the bin at the residence for the next occupants, as the bin is the property of the contractor.
- DO NOT USE PAPER OR PLASTIC BAGS for recycling materials
- Recycling containers should be kept apart from regular garbage.
Papillion Sanitation's Enhanced Recycling Program: Recyclebank
Papillion Sanitation is offering residents of Bellevue the enhanced recycling program, RecycleBank. Residents who have the standard curbside pickup can subscribe. See below for a recap of the benefits and changes to service once you subscribe to this program. If you are interested in subscribing to RecycleBank or have questions, please call the Papillion Sanitation customer service line at 402-346-7800.
- 96-gallon, lidded, wheeled recycling cart is provided
- All loads picked up for the RecycleBank customers will be on a bi-weekly basis, using a specialized truck that is automated
- Automated recycling truck identifies the correct home and account by a unique ID tag placed on a home's recycling cart, so to track the weight of recycling
- With the RecycleBank, once you have activated your account online, points will be deposited into your account. Members can use their points to redeem for the rewards of your choice at over 1,500 local and national businesses
- Guidelines for Allowed Recycling Materials
- Papillion Sanitation offers specific guidelines for what can be included in the recycling. Click Here for the Flyer
- These items are not allowed in the recycling: Styrofoam, rubber bands, plastic bags, soiled paper (example: pizza boxes), tissue paper, paper towels or wax-coated paper.
- Plastic bags are not allowed in the standard recycling service but can be taken to Bakers or No Frills.
- Glass is not allowed in the standard recycling service but can be taken to a local recycling drop off center located at RiverCity Recycling, 6030 S 60th St., Omaha.
- Motor Oil: Place used motor oil in 1 gallon plastic jug (milk jug) or other non-breakable container. Clearly mark container "Used Motor Oil". Place container next to regular trash items.
See the Green Bellevue website at www.greenbellevue.org or visit www.earth911.org to locate where you can recycle items that are not currently picked up in the curbside program.