Cleanup Days

2020 Spring Cleanup Days

The Papillion Public Works Department will sponsor the Annual Spring Cleanup Days on April 16, 17, 18, and 19, 2020 in a joint effort with the City of La Vista.  The Cleanup Days site is located at 99th Circle and Portal Road on the south side of Portal Road, just east of the Papillion Public Works Facility.  Hours of operation are from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. during this event. 

Document shredding services will only be available on Saturday, April 18, 2020 from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or until the shredding truck is full.  All shredding will be done at the La Vista Public Works Facility, just north and across the street from the Papillion Public Works Facility.  Please limit shreddable material to 10 file-size boxes per residence.  Shredding is restricted to residential material only.  Material must be free of binders, binder clips, or anything else that may damage the shredder.

Because this is a joint event with the City of La Vista this year in an effort to save taxpayer dollars in both communities and to lessen the impacts to the road systems, we thank you in advance for your patience as staff moves everyone through the site as quickly as possible. 

  • This event is limited to Papillion water customers and La Vista residents.  You must bring a copy of your water bill or other type of identification to prove eligibility.
  • The event is restricted to residential items only.  Commercial and business vehicles will not be permitted.
  • Staff will direct you to the appropriate disposal areas based on the type of materials you bring for disposal.
  • Please pay close attention to posted signage for entrance and exit directions.
  • Please secure loads properly to prevent debris from obstructing the roads.
  • This is a rain or shine event.

Cleanup Days Site Map

Acceptable items include:

  • Household and lawn furniture
  • Mattresses and box springs
  • Major appliances
  • Grills and smokers
  • Outdoor power equipment (please empty fuel prior to disposing)
  • Residential construction materials
  • Automotive parts and batteries
  • Undamaged propane tanks
  • Broken toys and play structures
  • Bicycles
  • Tree limbs and yard waste (must be free of garbage and bags)
  • All types of TVs (rear projection, tube TVs, flat screens, etc. may be disposed of in the roll-off dumpsters)
  • CRT computer monitors (may be disposed of in the roll-off dumpsters)

Our electronic recyclers will accept the following items in the designated area of the Cleanup Days site:

  • Cassette tapes, CDs, and arcade games
  • Computers (CRT monitors may be disposed of in the roll-off dumpsters) – Participants may request hard drives to be destroyed on site.  The City of Papillion and its material recyclers are not responsible for loss of personal data.
  • Keyboards and mice
  • Printers
  • Cables and wires
  • Batteries of any type and battery back-ups
  • Data center equipment including raised flooring
  • Networking equipment, routers, switches, hubs, etc.
  • Audio and visual equipment, VCRs, CD players, radios, etc.
  • Cell phones of any type and wall chargers
  • Telephones
  • Electric musical instruments including amplifiers
  • Projectors
  • Cable and satellite TV boxes
  • Antennas
  • Small appliances

Unfortunately, we cannot accept tires, automotive oil, paint, hazardous waste, or chemicals of any kind.  (Please visit for information on a facility that will accept some of these items.)

To recycle unwanted vehicles, call the Public Works Department at 402-597-2043 to schedule the pick-up with the recycler and to receive the proper form that must be completed prior to pick-up and disposal.


If you need further information, please call the Papillion Public Works Department at 402-597-2043.

Mark your calendars now for the Fall Cleanup Days Event:  October 22, 23, 24, and 25, 2020.

Amounts Collected from Past Cleanup Days Events

  Spring 2017 Fall 2017 Spring 2018 Fall
Recycled Electronics 13.5 tons 3.6 tons 5.4 tons 4.4 tons
Bailed/Shredded Metal Material 53.13 tons 38.0 tons 57.7 tons 34.15 tons
Non-Ferrous Metal Material
(copper, brass, aluminum)
2.25 tons 0.6 ton 3.8 tons 1.32 tons
Electric Motors, Mowers, 
Snow Blowers, etc.
2.5 tons 1.8 tons 3.8 tons 1.03 tons
Paper 11.3 tons 10.3 tons 10.4 tons 4.75 tons
Brush large pile large pile very large pile medium pile
Amount Taken to Landfill 495.08 tons 211.9 tons 347.85 tons 285.37 tons