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Omaha Recycling Guide


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.

Bikes should be reused, scrapped, 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

Bikes 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?

Some local scrap or metal recycling facilities will also accept bikes. Look up a scrap metal recycling facility near you to find out what items they accept. Some scrap recyclers will pay for materials by weight, and in other instances, fees may apply depending on material type.

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

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

If your bike is functional and in good condition, consider donating it to a local charity, community center, or used bike seller for reuse. Always call ahead to confirm if your item can be accepted.

Some local bike retailers or service shops may be able to recycle this item for a small processing fee. Contact a bike shop near you to see if they accept bikes or bike parts for recycling.

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