Biannual clean up this weekend in FC

The free Biannual Community Clean Up in Falls City will be held this coming weekend, April 17 and 18.

Falls City Sanitation and Koelzer Salvage will accept trash and large items too big for personal trash removal (furniture, metals, grills, etc.) from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 17; and from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the City parking lot on 18th Street, between Barada and Chase Sts.

For more information on what is and what is not accepted, contact Tim Koelzer at (402) 245-4986

Salvation Army Collection

The Boy Scouts, with Leader Dave Young, will collect useful household items and clothing (boxed or bagged) from 5-7 p.m. Friday, and from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, at the Falls City Library parking lot, 14thand Stone Streets.

HALL it away

Gary and Larry Hall will move heavy items and appliances out of your home or business. Call to arrange an appointment by Thursday, April 16, (402.801-2371 or -2241). Cost is $10-$20 per appliance.

Curbside Shopping

All week: Useful items may be put at the curb with a “free” sign. Items not removed should be taken to collection sites on the 17 and 18. 


 Hamilton’s Recycling Center, 6th and Stone, is open from 8 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday. Among the items accepted: oil filters, batteries, glass, plastics, cardboard, magazines, newspapers, aluminum, tin and scrap metals of all kinds, clothing, shoes and styrofoam. 

Plastic bags are now being accepted at SunMart, 1900 Harlan St., inside the front door. 

Aluminum cans can be turned in for money on Bill Schock Blvd. (North Old Highway 73) from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and also on Saturdays. 

USED CELLULAR PHONES: Sacred Heart School,  Verizon Store

METALS: Koelzer Salvage 613 West Martin ST, Rulo appliances (large/small), cars and machinery, cookware, cans

FLAGS & RECHARGABLE BATTERIES: Farm & City Supply 2618 Harlan ST

INKJET & TONER CARTRIDGES: Wolfe’s  Printing & Office Supply 1607 Stone ST, Sacred heart School (+ MP3 players & digital cameras

KILL-A-WATT: Discover how much electricity and money your common household items are using! Watt detectors are available for checkout at the Falls City Library & Arts Center, for more information contact OPPD’s Energy Advisor @

OTHER IDEAS: Use less water, take reusable bags and backpacks when shopping or going to the library, try to grow some of your own food or shop @ Farmer’s Markets so your food is produced locally, use a travel mug or thermos instead of plastic bottles, turn things off when not in use, walk where you want to go, or ride a bicycle!


Compost is an art, not a science.  At least ¼ of our garbage is compostable.  Learn about it!

Earth Day 45! April 22, 2015, “It’s Our Turn to Lead”. What can your family do to help? Think about it!

The next community clean up will be the 3rd weekend of October 2015!                       REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE, READ!



Update for next collection!:


Goodwill Collection: Friday, April 11th: 5-7PM; Saturday, April 12: 

10AM-3PM (or until full) Clothing, usable home goods and furniture.  Goodwill now accepts used computer equipment, working or not. Go to for tax deduction information/list or the library for brochures. The Goodwill will be collecting in the parking lot 

@ Falls City Library & Arts Center 1400 Stone Street


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