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Omaha Recycling Guide

Meat Trays

Some Restrictions Apply

PL Meat Tray

ACCEPTED: Empty & Clean Plastic Trays Marked #1, #2, #3, or #5

Place empty and clean rigid-plastic trays in a curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

  • Thoroughly rinse items to remove all food residue
  • Discard plastic film wrap and absorption inserts
  • Keep items loose and DO NOT bag
PL Meat Tray

NOT ACCEPTED: Foam Trays; Unmarked Plastics; #4, #6, or #7 Plastics

DO NOT place foam trays or trays made from non-accepted plastics in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

Place containers with leftover food contents in the garbage. Place trays made from foam and/or unmarked, #4, #6, or #7 plastics in the garbage, or use an alternative option.

PL CROSSOUT Foam Meat Tray

Where Else Could It Go?

EMPTY and CLEAN foam trays or plastic trays made from #4, #6, #7, or unmarked plastics can 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®