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Omaha Recycling Guide

Gift Bags & Gift Boxes

Some Restrictions Apply

PC Gift Bag Box

ACCEPTED: Plain Paper Bags & Boxes

Place gift bags and boxes made from plain paper or glossy paper (like a magazine) in a curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

  • Empty, clean, and dry paper items only
  • Remove and discard any non-paper parts, such as ribbon, plastic handles, or tags
  • Break apart and flatten boxes
  • Keep items loose and do not bag
PC Gift Bag Box

NOT ACCEPTED: Items with Metallics or Glitter

DO NOT place gift bags or boxes that have shiny foil, metallic decorations, or glitter in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container. Place this item in the garbage if it cannot be reused.

PC Gift Bag Box Foil CROSSOUT

Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Save your gift bags and boxes to use for wrapping gifts in the future.