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Omaha Recycling Guide

Pane Glass from Windows & Doors

Take to a Glass Drop-off Site

Pane Glass

DO NOT place glass items in curbside recycling carts.

If all frames and hardware are removed, take tempered pane glass items, such as window panes, glass shower doors, or glass table tops to PURPLE containers at City of Omaha recycling drop-off sites. Find locations at this link:

Drop-Off Sites
  • All frames, hardware, and handles MUST be removed
  • Keep items loose and DO NOT bag
Pane Glass

Important Note: Glass must be kept separate from other recyclables, and is NOT accepted in green-lid curbside carts or mixed recycling containers at drop-off sites. Put glass in PURPLE drop-off containers only. DO NOT put boxes or bags into the PURPLE container.

Laminated glass items like windshields, or windows with privacy or UV films are NOT accepted. Place laminated glass items in the garbage.

Where Else Could It Go?

If your windows, doors, or glass tables have hardware still attached and are in good condition, consider donating them to a local charity, such as Habitat for Humanity ReStore.

Habitat ReStore

If your item has hardware still attached, but is broken or in poor condition, it can be taken to a local landfill for disposal. Fees may apply. Find information and hours at these links:

River City Transfer Douglas CTY. Landfill

During the Omaha Spring & Fall Cleanup events, neighborhood drop-off sites for bulky items like old windows and doors, furniture, and other items will be available to Omaha residents at no cost. For details and future cleanup dates, visit:

Omaha Cleanup Events

Did You Know

When mixed with other recyclables, broken glass can contaminate those materials, causing them to be discarded or “downcycled” into lower-quality recycled products. Broken glass can also be harmful to workers and equipment. Safely and effectively recycle your glass by using the PURPLE containers at the City of Omaha's glass recycling sites.

Drop-Off Sites
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