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Omaha Recycling Guide

Paper Cups

Not Accepted

PC Paper Cups

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

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

PC Paper Cups

Tip: While a paper cup is NOT accepted, other parts like lids and straws have alternative recycling options available. Browse related items to learn more.

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.