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Omaha Recycling Guide

Cereal Bags & Box Liners

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

PL Cereal Box Liner

DO NOT place this item in City of Omaha curbside recycling carts or drop-off site containers.

Plastic liner bags that held products like cereal or crackers should be placed in the garbage, or use an alternative option.

Tip: If the bag tears like paper or looks like waxed paper, it should be placed in the garbage.

PL Cereal Box Liner

Where Else Could It Go?

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

Hefty® ReNew®

Plastic bags that held products like cereal or crackers can also be taken to a store drop-off container for free. Look for plastic bag and film recycling receptacles at participating retail and grocery stores. Read more about the NexTrex® Plastic Bag & Film Recycling Program, see a list of accepted items, and find participating locations at:


Note: Individual retail stores may have additional information about materials collected at their site.