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Omaha Recycling Guide

Paper Towels

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

PC Paper Towel And Core

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

Place paper towels in the garbage, or compost them.

Tip: The paper towel itself is NOT accepted for recycling, but the empty cardboard core is. Place the inner cardboard core of a paper towel roll in a curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

PC Paper Towel And Core

Where Else Could It Go?

A paper towel and its cardboard core can often be composted for free at home, or through a paid-program at an industrial-composting facility, such as Hillside Solutions.

Hillside Solutions

Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Consider investing in reusable, washable cloths as a more sustainable alternative to single-use paper towels.

Did You Know

Even if they are clean, paper towels are made from a low-grade paper fiber that cannot easily be recycled. To prevent contamination of other recyclables, place this item in the garbage.