UPDATED: Waste Transfer Station Extended Hours, FEMA Guide to Flood Disposal Here

FREMONT – Clean up efforts have begun in several flooded areas that have been released from their evacuation orders. Residents began to return to Inglewood, south Fremont, and Valley. Residents have been allowed to enter and assess areas at North Bend and Winslow, as well.

Fremont Waste Transfer Station – Extended Weekend Hours
The Transfer Station at Waste Connections, 1200 Hamilton Street, Fremont, NE, is open and running regular hours, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. They will have extended hours for this weekend and next:

  • Saturday, March 23, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, March 24, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, March 30, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

There will be no charge for flood debris through March 30, 2019. There will be a charge for appliances* and tires at the Transfer Station. Household hazardous waste will not be accepted.

(*Scrap-it on South Main Street will take all appliances at no cost. All Metals on County Road Y will pay you for your appliances and scrap metal. For questions regarding scrap metal and appliance recycling, please call 402-721-2985. The Fremont Area Habitat HomeStore will help haul away appliances: call 402-721-8771 to schedule a time.)

Not all roads to the Transfer Station are open. The map below shows the routes that can be taken:

Residents who have federal flood insurance coverage are urged to contact their insurance agent for guidance prior to removing or discarding flood debris – make sure you have your agent’s guidance about exactly how to document the damage in your home before you dispose of anything. inquire about guidelines that should be followed when disposing of flood debris.

FEMA has published a detailed guide that you may find helpful, whether you have federal flood insurance or not. In this guide, FEMA says, “List the damage and take pictures or videotapes as you clean up so you will have a complete and thorough record. Good records are needed for insurance claims, applications for disaster assistance, and income tax deductions. Some items that are health hazards, such as rotting food and debris, should be thrown away.”

Things to document: 

  • Damage to the building
  • Damage to the contents
  • Receipts for cleanup and restoration expenses, such as material, labor, and equipment rental, and receipts for flood-related expenses, such as motel bills. (Keep these in one place, like in an envelope in your car.)
For detailed information, including inventory worksheets and other useful step-by-step guides, please click here.
If you’re not sure where to start with disaster clean up, the CDC has provided detailed guidance. 
The UNL Extension office also has a wealth of information and links to resources.
Mold is a major concern after flooding. You can get information about mold remediation from the CDC by clicking here.
If you are in need of assistance of any kind, call 211. All local residents are welcome to the supplies at the Fremont City Auditorium, if you need any essentials. If you are displaced without access to clean showers, the Fremont Family YMCA will continue to allow people to use their facilities – just check in at the front desk.