In September 2009, ODID hired its first internal employee to provide litter collection and minor maintenance services. As of 2019, we have increased our crew to 5 full-time employees providing services 364-days a year.
Our team is committed to serving the Downtown businesses, employees, residents, and visitors. They work they front lines to keep the city clean across 75 square blocks.
Across our district they manage litter, maintain trash receptacles, power wash sidewalks, and remove weeds. They also replenish dog waste stations throughout the district. Whatever it is that needs doing in Downtown, our team makes sure it gets done right.
The Downtown Recycling Drop-off is located at the Heartland of America Park parking Lot at 8th & Riverfront Drive under the overpass. Dropoff hours are 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. ODID partners with Nebraska Statewide Recycling Association and the Parks Department to establish a recycling drop-off location in Downtown Omaha. More recycling information here.
Accepted items: paper and cardboard, metal cans, plastic containers and bottles (Number 1, 2, 3, 5 plastics).
Not accepted: Plastic bags, trash, food & yard waste, tires & scrap metal, furniture & appliances, and styrofoam.
Glass Recycling Drop-off now available at the same location – look for the purple bin! In 2013, ODID partnered with Ripple Glass and the Parks Department to establish a glass recycling drop-off location in Downtown next to the existing recycling dumpster. Read more about glass recycling here.
Dog Waste Bag Dispensers
Our team manages the dog waste stations that are strategically located throughout Downtown Omaha. These dispensers are filled with biodegradable bags that dog owners can use to help keep Downtown Omaha streets and public areas clean. Demand for this program has increased dramatically as more people and their pets live Downtown. Please call our office to request a new location or more bags.
Crosswalk Snow Removal
Each winter usually comes with snowfall in Omaha. As City crews clear the streets and property owners clear sidewalks, our crew works to make sure pedestrian crosswalks are clear of snow within the curb lines. We want to ensure the safety of our foot traffic to and from work, home, or entertainment.