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Omaha Recycling Guide

Mylar Balloons

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

PL Mylar Balloon

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

Place a shiny balloon made of Mylar in the garbage, or use an alternative option.

PL Mylar Balloon

Related Items: Latex Balloons

Where Else Could It Go?

Deflated Mylar balloons with ribbon and non-plastic parts removed 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®

Important Note: DO NOT place Latex balloons in the orange bag. Latex is not plastic, and can contaminate other materials and cause damage to equipment.

Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Invest in reusable party decorations such as flags or fabric streamers instead of single-use plastic decorations.

Learn More

The Hefty® ReNew® program and list of accepted materials may vary by location due to end processing capabilities. Information and guidelines for the Nebraska-specific program may be found at this link:

Hefty® ReNew®