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Omaha Recycling Guide

Lighters & Lighter Fluid Containers

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

MISC Bic Lighter

CAUTION: Household Hazardous Waste

DO NOT place disposable lighters or containers that held lighter fluid in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

Flammable liquids are considered household hazardous waste and require special handling.

  • If you have product leftover, the best option is to use up the material for its intended purpose
  • Completely EMPTY lighters and containers may be placed in the garbage
MISC Bic Lighter

Important Note: Lighters and containers with leftover flammable contents should be taken to the City's special waste facility, UnderTheSink. Do not rinse or flush flammable liquids.

UnderTheSink accepts unwanted chemicals and special waste from households in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. A list of acceptable items and more information can be found at: