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Omaha Recycling Guide

Compostable Takeout Container

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

FWC Compostable Take Out

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

Place all products labeled compostable in the garbage if they cannot be composted commercially.

Tip: Certified compostable products can include items like biodegradable produce bags, compostable serveware (plates, bowls, cups), and compostable utensils.

FWC Compostable Take Out

Important Note: Compostable products are NOT accepted in yardwaste bags or at the Oma-Gro facility.

Where Else Could It Go?

Products labeled as certified compostable can be composted through a paid program at an industrial-composting facility, such as Hillside Solutions.

Hillside Solutions

Tip: Certified compostable products like cups, bags, or serve ware require additional heat and time to be composted, and will typically not break down in a home compost pile.

Did You Know

Some certified-compostable items may look like they are plastic or paper, but are actually made out of plant-based materials, such as corn or sugarcane fibers. Compostable products are made to break down into organic compounds and are not recyclable materials.

DO NOT place compostable products in a green-lid curbside cart. To prevent contamination of recyclables, place compostable items in the garbage if you cannot use a commercial composting option.