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Omaha Recycling Guide

All-Plastic Mailing Envelopes

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

PL Plastic Bubble Mailer

DO NOT place this item in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

Place plastic mailing envelopes in the garbage if they cannot be reused, or use an alternative option.

Important Note: Not all mailers are the same! Envelopes made of mixed materials, such as a paper outside with plastic bubble wrap lining, should be placed in the garbage. Browse related items for more info.

PL Plastic Bubble Mailer

Where Else Could It Go?

All-plastic envelopes can be recycled if taken to a WRAP program collection site. Look for plastic bag recycling receptacles at participating grocery and retail stores.

WRAP Locations

This item can also be placed in an orange Hefty® ReNew® bag. FirstStar Recycling offers this special program to collect hard-to-recycle plastics in our community. To participate, you can purchase orange Hefty® ReNew® bags, which will be collected through your existing curbside and drop-off site services. When filled with accepted materials and tied shut, the bright orange Hefty® ReNew® bag is the ONLY bag that can be placed in a curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container. Learn more about the local Hefty® ReNew® program:

Hefty® ReNew®

Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Reduce waste by purchasing mailing supplies made from sustainable materials. Instead of plastic, opt for cardboard or plain paper envelopes, or 100% paper-padded envelopes that can be recycled just like a paper bag or box.

Reuse bubble mailers to ship your own items - just cover the old label and re-seal the opened end. Repurpose a padded mailer as a protective wrapping to ship or store fragile items.