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Residential Flood Refuse Curbside Collection and Landfill Operations

Residential Flood Refuse Curbside Collection and Landfill Operations

KEARNEY, Neb. – The following is from the City of Kearney:

“The City of Kearney announces that due to the recent flood in the area, the Kearney Area Solid Waste Landfill will extend operational hours this weekend July 13 and 14. The landfill will accept refuse on Saturday July 13 between the hours of 8 am and 5 pm and on Sunday July 14 from 1 pm to 5 pm. No other operating hours have been changed.

Refuse caused by the recent flooding will be accepted free of charge. Customers are reminded to securely fasten their loads and to expect delays in unloading due to the volume of refuse that is expected.

Household Hazardous waste should be disposed of at the Kearney Household Hazardous Waste drop off sites located at 3620 Box Butte Ave or 1919 15th Avenue.

Free residential curbside collection of flood related refuse will begin July 12, 2019. Refuse should be place along the street on top of the curb and not in the street. The refuse should not include any household hazardous waste.

These items can be disposed of at 3620 Box Butte Ave or 1919 15th Avenue. Refuse should be placed away from mailboxes and other landscaping that the property owner wishes retain. Parking on the street should be refrained from to allow for this collection to be completed in a safe and efficient manner as loaders and dump trucks will be utilized for this work.

Collection areas will be serviced by a street by street manner, then by returning to the starting point and following this manner over until all the refuse has been collected.

Two areas have been designated as the areas in which to start this operation.

These areas are: 1) 6th Avenue east to Avenue M and from Archway Parkway (1st Street) north to 14th Street; and 2) Avenue L east to Avenue Q and 25th Street north to 34th Street.

Other areas may be added if the need is warranted. Residents with flood related damage but not within the specified areas can use the email address floodresponse@kearneygov.org or call 233-3206 to have their address added to a list for collection.”