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Omaha Recycling Guide

Foam Packing Peanuts

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

PL Foam Packing Peanut

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

Place foam packing peanuts in the garbage if they cannot be reused, or use an alternative option.

PL Foam Packing Peanut

Related Items: Foam Packing Inserts

Where Else Could It Go?

Keenan Packaging Supply at 4511 South 67th Street in Omaha accepts Styrofoam packing peanuts and other mailing products like foam inserts or bubble wrap for upcycling and reuse. Packing materials may be delivered to their location Mon-Fri 8:00AM-4:00PM, or call (402) 597-1119. Separate the products by material type.

Keenan Packaging

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

Foam Packing Peanuts can also be placed in an orange Hefty® EnergyBag®.

FirstStar Recycling offers this special program to collect hard-to-recycle plastics in our community. To participate, you can purchase orange Hefty® EnergyBags®, 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® EnergyBag® is the ONLY bag that can be placed in a curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container. Learn more about the local Hefty® EnergyBag® program:

Hefty® EnergyBag®

Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Instead of foam packing peanuts, switch to biodegradable peanuts that are made from starch. Biodegradable packing peanuts are designed to decompose in water.