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Omaha Recycling Guide

Paper Takeout Containers

Not Accepted

PC Paper Takeout Container1

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

Place all types of paper takeout containers (clean or used) in the garbage.

PC Paper Takeout Container1

Where Else Could It Go?

If—and ONLY if—the paper container is marked "100% compostable" or "certified compostable," it can be composted through a paid-program at an industrial-composting entity, such as Hillside Solutions.

Hillside Solutions

Tip: If you're not sure whether your item is compostable, place it in the garbage.

Did You Know

Most common paper containers for foods, such as paper cups or takeout containers, 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, which makes them non-compostable, and not easily recycled through traditional methods. To prevent contamination, place this item in the garbage.