Public Service

Public Service Department

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1402 North Jeffers
North Platte NE 69101
Telephone: (308) 535-6700
Fax: (308) 535-6713

Business Office Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday  8 am-5 pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday and city observed holidays listed below.

Public Service Holiday Schedule

  • City offices are closed for the holidays listed below.
  • For holiday weeks, except Thanksgiving, refuse collection will be altered one to two days earlier or later than their normal pick-up day.
  • During the holiday week of Thanksgiving, collections may be two days early.
  • Citizens should make sure their trash receptacles are in place for pick-up accordingly.
  • If your cart was not out and you wish to have it serviced call 535-6702 to make arrangements for an extra pick up.  An extra pick up fee can be applied to your account.
Public Service Holiday Schedule
January 1 Happy New Year! CLOSED
Third Monday in January Martin Luther King Jr. Day CLOSED
Third Monday in February President’s Day CLOSED
Last Monday in May Memorial Day CLOSED
July 4 Independence Day CLOSED
First Monday in September Labor Day CLOSED
November 11 Veteran’s Day CLOSED
Fourth Thursday in November Happy Thanksgiving CLOSED
Fourth Friday in November Happy Thanksgiving CLOSED
December 25 Christmas Day CLOSED

Services & Divisions

Public Service Director – Steve Mentzer

Sanitation Division – Tony Amos

Shop Division – Adam Kackmeister

Street Division – Tom Tobiasson

Where to go for…

Questions regarding sidewalk or driveway replacement should be directed to City Engineering (308) 535-6724, ext. 3220 or 3221

Questions regarding abandoned or junk vehicles should be directed to the North Platte Police Department (308) 535-6789

Nuisance violations such as grass/weeds or other nuisances should be reported to Code Enforcement (308) 535-6724, ext. 3218

Questions regarding street lighting should be directed to Municipal Light & Water (308) 535-6740

Public Service Department Rates & Fees

Effective: October 1, 2023

Cemetery Rates (No Holiday or Sunday burials)

Open/Close Grave – Adult
Weekday $650.00
Saturday $900.00
Open/Close Grave – Infant
Weekday $135.00
Saturday $350.00
Open/close Columbarium Niche
Weekday $225.00
Saturday $450.00
Open/Close Ash Burial
Weekday $325.00
Saturday $525.00
Filing Fee for multiple Ash burials $75.00
Sale of Grave Spaces
Adult $730.00
Infant $185.00
Cremation space $185.00
Single Columbarium niche with inscription $835.00
Double Columbarium niche with inscription $1565.00
Extra inscription for Pre-need $125.00
Weekdays only, adult $975.00
Weekdays only, infant $190.00
Weekdays only, ash

Urn Table and Chair set up



Headstone Preparations, Foundations, Vases, etc.

City personnel will locate site; city personnel will not do actual work. $40.00

Electronic Directory Additional Information Fees

Add Photograph only $40.00

Add Obituary only $75.00

Add Photo and Obituary $425.00

Add Photo, Obituary, and Monument Photo $425.00


Plus Federal set mileage rate, per mile, for outside of City’s zoning area. The zoning area is within City limits and within the two-mile zoning jurisdiction.

Portable band shell, per day, plus $150 damage Deposit, City moves shell (inside City’s zoning area)  Non-profit $100.00
Portable band shell, per day, plus $150 damage deposit, City moves shell (outside City’s zoning area)  Non- profit $300.00
Portable band shell, per day, plus $150 damage deposit, City moves shell (inside City’s zoning area)  Commercial $400.00
Portable band shell, per day, plus $150 damage deposit, City moves shell (outside City’s zoning area)  Commercial $500.00
Cody Park camping site, per day $15.00
Electrical Charge (Park Usage) $10.00
Cody Park Shelter/Centennial Park Gazebo/Memorial Park Gazebo
7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. $50.00
4:00 p.m. – midnight $50.00
7:00 a.m. – midnight $85.00
Kiddie Rides
Per single ticket purchase $0.75
Per ticket purchase 4 for $2.00
Ticket price per group 10 for $3.00
Group, non-profit, must request in writing 5 days in advance of date needed to Lyle Minshull, Public Service Director. If approved, these can only be used on non-holiday weekdays. Group must purchase minimum of 250 tickets and they must be used within 7 days of date of purchase.

Sanitation Fees

Yard waste disposal, per ton $15.00
Minimum $7.50
Composted yard waste, per ton (when available) $15.00
Tree Debris
Tree debris from contractors/businesses, per ton $35.00
Minimum $17.50
Transfer Station
Waste transferred, per ton $62.55
Waste transferred, per ton
(for haulers over 15,000 tons per year)
Minimum $30.00
Fuel Surcharge – Add $.50 per ton so long as the North Platte pump price for #2 diesel is more than $4 per gallon.  An additional $.25 per ton for each $.50 added to pump price per gallon over $4.
Clean asphalt, per ton $15.00
Minimum $7.50
Clean concrete, per ton $15.00
Minimum $7.50
Any load not properly covered or secured double set rate
Small Tire $5.00
Car/Pickup Tire $8.00
Truck Tire $15.00
Tractor/Equipment Tire $25.00
Any Tire with rim, additional charge, per Tire $5.00
Additional charge, per each refrigerant appliance such as refrigerators, freezers and air conditioners $25.00
Garbage Collection
1 cart service, per month $24.95
2 cart service, per month $28.95
Extra carts each, per month $4.00
Cart delivery fee $15.00
Broken/damaged cart fee, each $60.00
Extra pick up requested by resident, each trip




Large Item Sticker for Refuse Collection
Miscellaneous and Large Items $10.00
Refrigerated Items $30.00
Commercial Yard Waste (with or without garbage service)
One City provided container, per month $24.95
Each additional container, per month

Cart Cleaning, per cart (this is a fee assessed if carts need cleaning)



Mulch at designated tree disposal site No Charge
Loading mulch or other material, per load, plus cost of material $25.00
Loading semi trucks, plus cost of material $50.00
Clay fill dirt, per ton (loaded by purchaser) $2.00
All electronic equipment dropped off at the Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site $0.55 per lb.
Returned check charge, all Public Service Department Divisions $35.00
Miscellaneous utility hookup in the parks for special events, per hookup, per day $7.00

Delivery Fee, per event request

(payable at time of request)

Bleachers (4 max)  $30.00 each
Picnic Tables (10 max) $15.00 each
Trash Cans $16.00 for the 1st one, $3.00 each additional
Barricades $5.00 each
 ***With the exception of the Downtown District, no emergency routes/streets as determined by the Snow Route Resolution will be allowed.
Traffic Cones $2.00 each
Fence panel, 8′ long $10.00


Sports Field, per day $25.00
Sports Field Lights, per field, per hour $4.00
Tennis Court Lights, per hour $4.00
Concessions Stand, per day $25.00