Mon August 26, 2013
Hot weather delays trash pick-up, keeps cooling stations open
Omaha residents can expect delays in trash pick-up this week due to the heat.
A heat advisory is in effect until 7pm Tuesday. A news release from the city says Deffenbaugh Industries has instructed its workers to take extra precautions and seek shade during trash collection. Additional workers are also being brought in to relieve those working in the heat. The city says some residents in the Monday trash collection area might not have their items picked up until Tuesday.
City officials anticipate the delays could last all week due to the heat. Temperatures this week are expected to be in the mid to upper 90s. More information is available at www.wasteline.org.
Also, the Salvation Army of Omaha will keep four cooling stations open through Friday.
The Kroc Center, North Corps, and Lied Renaissance Center will be open from 8am until 8pm through Friday.
The Council Bluffs center, at 715 North 16th Street, is open from 8:30 am to 4:30pm through Friday.
Tuesday and Wednesday’s high temperatures could reach 100 degrees.