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Omaha Recycling Guide

Pre-Washed Salad Bags

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

PL Salad Bag

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

Place plastic bags that held pre-washed salad mixes and other produce in the garbage, or use an alternative option.

PL Salad Bag

Where Else Could It Go?

EMPTY and CLEAN pre-washed salad bags and produce bags can be placed in an orange Hefty® EnergyBag®.

FirstStar Recycling offers a 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®

Did You Know

Not all bags are the same! Plastic pre-washed salad bags have an extra layer of resin added, which is designed to protect the food contents. This type of plastic bag is NOT accepted in the City of Omaha's recycling program nor the WRAP collection sites for plastic bag and film recycling. Place pre-washed salad bags in the garbage, or in an orange Hefty® EnergyBag®.

Learn More

The Hefty® EnergyBag® program and list of accepted materials may vary by location due to end processing capabilities. Information and guidelines for the Nebraska-specific program may be found at this link:

Hefty® EnergyBag®