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Omaha Recycling Guide

Yogurt & Snack Cups

Some Restrictions Apply

PL Yogurt

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

Thoroughly rinse yogurt, pudding, and snack cups to remove all food residue. Place EMPTY, rigid-plastic containers in a curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

  • Labels and plastic lids can stay on
  • Discard plastic film, foil, or tear-off seals
  • Keep items loose and do not bag
PL Yogurt

NOT ACCEPTED: Plastic Cups Marked #4, #6, #7, or Unmarked; Pouches or Tubes; Items with Contents Inside

DO NOT place plastic cups with leftover food contents in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container. Containers with food contents inside should always be placed in the garbage.

Place pouch-style tubes or containers made from unmarked, #4, #6, or #7 plastics in the garbage, or use an alternative option.

PL Food Pouch And Cup

Where Else Could It Go?

EMPTY and CLEAN plastic snack cups, tubes, or pouches 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®