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Omaha Recycling Guide

Paper Coffee Cups

Not Accepted

PC Paper Coffee Cup

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

Place paper coffee cups (clean or used) in the garbage.

PC Paper Coffee Cup

Tip: While the paper cup is NOT accepted, there are alternative recycling options for other parts like lids and cardboard sleeves. Browse related items below for more info.

Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Invest in a reusable, refillable mug or thermos to reduce waste from single-use paper cups.

Did You Know

Most paper containers for liquids and foods, including paper cups, are commonly lined with a thin coating of plastic or wax that makes them leak-proof. This lining is very difficult to separate from the paper. The plastic lining also makes a paper cup non-compostable, and not easily recycled through traditional methods. To prevent contamination of other recyclables, place paper cups, plates, and bowls in the garbage.