Separation of grass and leaves to end Dec. 1 for Lancaster County residents

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Lancaster County residents will no longer have to separate their leaves and grass from household trash, effective Dec. 1.

The Nebraska Integrated Solid Waste Management Act requires that grass and leaves be separated from household trash from April 1 through Nov. 30 of each year.

During those months, the yard waste is diverted to Lincoln’s compost facility, and local waste haulers charge a separate fee for collecting it.

Residents can place their grass and leaves with their household trash from Dec. 1 through March 31.

But residents may face additional fees based on the weight and volume of the collected yard waste.

During the winter months, residents are encouraged to use paper lawn bags for collecting and discarding leaves. Lincoln’s Transportation and Utilities Department said that’s so the leaves don’t freeze to the bottom of plastic waste bins.

For more information on how to compost at home, visit More information is also available from the recycling hotline at 402-441-8215.

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