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Omaha Recycling Guide

Pillows & Bedding

Not Accepted

MISC Bedding

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

Place bedding, pillows, and textiles in the garbage if they cannot be donated or reused.

MISC Bedding

Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Consider donating gently-used bedding and household textiles to a local charity, community center, or thrift store.

Bedding or textiles that cannot be donated could be repurposed in creative ways, such as using scraps for rags or quilting.

Did You Know

Textiles like bedding and clothing are some of the most difficult items to recycle because of different fabric blends and mixed materials. The process for separating different types of fibers, non-fabric components, and dyes or chemical treatments is labor intensive and requires expensive technology, which is why it's challenging to find a traditional recycling program for these items. The best option is to reuse or donate your old items whenever possible.

Some online retailers offer mail-in programs and claim to recycle certain types of textiles, clothing, and/or shoes for a fee. Browse online to see if there is a paid program for your item. If you cannot find or use an alternative method, place your item in the garbage when it's too worn out for donating.