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Streets, Burn Pile, Recycling & Snow Removal

Street Department

The Street Department oversees the construction and maintenance of all City roadways as well as operation of the City burn pile and Recycling Center.


Bob Miers
Street/Transportation & Recycling Superintendent

Municipal Building

142 N 7th St,
Seward, NE 68434


(Option 5 for Recycling Center, Option 1 for Street/Recycling)


Monday – Friday
7:30 AM–4:00 PM

Burn Site and Compost Pile

Burn Site and Compost Pile

1424 280th Rd
Seward, NE 68434


April – November: Every Saturday morning (except holidays) from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

December – March: First Saturday of each month from 8:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Burn Site Items

Accepted Items

  • brush
  • pallets
  • logs
  • trees-under 8 foot lengths
  • untreated lumber

NOT Accepted Items

  • plywood
  • particle board
  • painted lumber
  • treated lumber
  • household furniture
  • cardboard
  • household garbage
  • wood chips
  • railroad ties
  • dirt
  • stumps
  • paint
  • chemicals
  • tires
  • batteries

Yard/Garden Waste Items

Accepted Items

  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • garden waste
  • corn stalks
  • fruit waste
  • pine needles
  • straw
  • vegetable stalks
  • sawdust
  • shredded stems & twigs
  • hedge clippings
  • ashes, wood
  • food waste
  • hay

Please do not leave brown paper bags–dump contents out.

NOT Accepted Items

  • diseased plants
  • pet droppings
  • inorganic materials
  • aluminum foil
  • glass
  • plastic
  • metals
  • pressure treated wood
  • weeds gone to seed
  • meats
  • bones
  • fish

Material Acceptance Listing in accordance with the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Regulations. Anyone in violation of the above DEQ or City Regulations will have any Burn Site Usage Privileges Revoked and subject to Cleanup Charges.

Recycling Center

The honor system will be used by the public for deposit of their recyclables. For questions, please call 402-643-4000, Option 5.

Recycling Center

340 South 7th St,
Seward, NE 68434


(Option 5)


Monday – Friday
8 AM–3:00 PM

9:00 AM–11:00 AM

Accepted Recycling Center Items

  • Newspaper
  • Magazines
  • Mail
  • Catalogs
  • Glossy Paper (tied in a bundle or placed flat in brown grocery bag)
  • Cardboard (tied in flat bundles & placed flat in trailer)
  • Plastic (Numbers 1 through 7 plastic containers)
  • Steel (tin) cans (washed, remove label & lids)
  • Batteries (automotive, with no holes & lids on)
  • Computer paper (bag in grocery sacks, separate from other paper & no staples)
  • Aluminum
  • Used Oil

NO GLASS is accepted!

The Recycling Center, donated by the Izaac Walton League, is owned and operated by the City of Seward. On Saturdays the center is staffed by volunteer workers from different local service organizations.

Snow Removal

Click on the image on the right to view the full PDF of Seward’s snow removal process and program.

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