(Omaha, NE) -- Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert's office is addressing delays in trash pickup. City officials say Waste Management is nearly five days behind schedule on some pickups. Waste Management has told the mayor's office that all collections across the city should be completed by Saturday. The Mayor's office sent out the following press release:
"WEDNESDAY TRASH COLLECTION UPDATE:
The collection status information we received from Waste Management last night and shared with you was inaccurate. We apologize for that error, and understand some collections are now up to 5 days behind schedule. We agree with you, this is unacceptable and we are requiring frequent, accurate updates from Waste Management.
As of this afternoon, Waste Management tells us they expect to complete 70% of the normal Wednesday collections.
Waste Management’s management team, with assistance from city inspectors, is visually checking all locations reported to the Mayor’s Hotline that have not yet been collected to prioritize these collections. Waste Management has designated trucks to collect these locations.
Recycling collections will resume tomorrow, June 6. There are no plans to further delay recycling pickups.
If your collection is missed, please leave your cans and yard waste bags at the curb so it’s ready for pickup.
Waste Management says it is confident all collections citywide will be complete by Saturday.