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Omaha Recycling Guide

Carpet & Flooring

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

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Bulky Item: Requires Special Disposal

DO NOT place this item in a curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container. Bulky items require special disposal in the City of Omaha.

Carpet and household flooring materials like rugs, tile, or wood/laminate floor boards should be reused, donated, or placed in the garbage.

Smaller items can be placed in a black-lid waste cart. Larger, bulky items can be taken to River City Recycling & Transfer Station, 6404 South 60th Street (60th & Harrison Streets). There may be a fee for processing certain items. Call (402) 731-0414 or find more information at this link:

River City Transfer

Used carpet and flooring can also be taken to the Douglas County Pheasant Point landfill located at Highway 36 and 216th Street. Flat rates and/or special handling fees may apply. Call (402) 238-2970 or find more information at this link:

Douglas County Landfill
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Where Else Could It Go?

During the Omaha Spring & Fall Cleanup events, neighborhood drop-off sites for bulky items will be available to Omaha residents at no cost. For details and future cleanup dates, visit:

Omaha Spring Cleanup Omaha Fall Cleanup

Ways to Reduce or Reuse

New or well-maintained flooring materials, such as laminate wood floorboards in quantities of 5+ boxes can be donated to Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Remove any nails or screws from the flooring before donating. (Carpet is NOT accepted at Habitat ReStore locations).

Habitat ReStore

Tip: Always call ahead to confirm if your item can be accepted.

Learn More

The Omaha Spring & Fall Cleanups are annual, free events that provide City of Omaha residents with the opportunity to recycle or dispose of large or bulky items that are not accepted through curbside waste or recycling services, such as old furniture, appliances, tires, mattresses, and more.

Omaha Cleanup Events
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