Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign-up for water service?

Contact the Aurora City Offices at 905 13th St, Aurora, NE (402-694-6992) to complete the application paperwork. There is a $50.00 water deposit and $11.40 sanitation fee. We will need to know when the applicant takes possession of the residence/business or starts renting for us to do a final reading. Please read the procedure policy for water and sewer.

 

How do I sign-up for sewer?

Same as water. See above. Please read the procedure policy for water and sewer.

 

How do I sign-up for garbage and recycling?

Same as water. A sanitation toter will be provided if one is not already available at the residence. Mid-Nebraska/Clark Brothers Disposal (1-800-872-8502) is the sanitation collector for the City of Aurora. Toters should be placed at the front curb by no later than 8:00 a.m. on the day of collection.

 The City of Aurora has curbside recycling bins available through our waste hauler. A listing of recyclable items is available at the City Offices. The short list is as follows:

Aluminum Cans - Clean

Newspapers - Anything that comes in the newspaper is acceptable

#1 plastic* - Clean and lids removed

#2 plastic* - Clean and lids removed

Tin cans - Clean (labels can be left on)

NO GLASS

 

*Look on the bottom of your plastic containers. The number inside the triangle of arrows determines the type of plastic.

 

...Newspapers can be put in a paper bag and placed on top of your bin. Other materials need to be placed loose in container (not in paper or plastic bags).

 

...Plastic motor oil and anti-freeze containers cannot be recycled.

 

Collection day for recyclables is Tuesdays by 8:00 a.m., there is no extra fee for this service. Mid-Nebraska Waste Disposal has placed recycling bins behind the Hamilton County Ambulance Barn at 913 16th Street for those who do not have curbside recycling service.

 

What are the City Waste Site hours?

SUMMER HOURS: Wednesday 1 p.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 noon, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. WINTER HOURS: Wednesday 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. – 12 noon, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

 

What do I do with my household hazardous waste?

The Grand Island Clean Community System is pleased to announce that its household hazardous waste facility is now open weekdays. Open to Aurora and rural Hamilton County residents, the household hazardous waste facility operates all weekdays from 11 am to 5 pm. Learn more about what you can drop off at the hazardous waste facility by clicking here.

 

How do I sign-up for natural gas service?

Contact Black Hills Energy, 1-800-694-8989

 

 How do I sign-up for electrical service?

Contact Nebraska Public Power District (NPPD), 1-402-694-3287 or 1-800-275-6773

 

How do I sign-up for telephone service, cable TV, and the internet?

 Contact Hamilton Telecommunications, 1-402-694-5101 or 1-800-821-1831

(TTY/voice 1-402-694-5299)

 

Where do I go to license my dog?

Please contact the City of Aurora Police Department at (402)694-5815, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to noon, or contact Sullivan Companion Animal Clinic, (402)694-4500 located at 1512 1st Street during normal business hours or the Aurora Veterinary Clinic at (402)694-2134 located at 1704 Q Street during normal business hours.

 

How do I get to the campgrounds and what are the costs?

Please see the Parks and Recreation information section of our website. More information on the Streeter Park campgrounds can be found here.