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Omaha Recycling Guide

Plastic Lawn Chemical Containers

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

CC Lawn Chemicals

DO NOT place containers that held liquid or dry lawn chemicals in a City of Omaha curbside recycling cart or drop-off site container.

Lawn chemicals are considered Household Hazardous Waste and require special handling.

  • If you have product leftover, the best option is to use up the material for its intended purpose
  • Completely EMPTY containers may be placed in the garbage
CC Lawn Chemicals

Important Note: Containers with leftover liquid or dry contents should be taken to the City's special waste facility, UnderTheSink.

UnderTheSink accepts unwanted chemicals and special waste from households in Douglas and Sarpy Counties. A list of acceptable items and more information can be found at:


Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Plan ahead and buy only what you can use in a short period of time.

If you have leftover lawn chemicals that are still usable, consider sharing with a neighbor.

Did You Know

Household hazardous wastes that make their way into landfills can cause groundwater pollution. If improperly handled and disposed of, these materials can pose a threat to the public's health and safety.

How to determine if a product is considered household hazardous waste? Look for indicator words on labels, such as:

  • Caution
  • Warning
  • Danger
  • Poison
  • Flammable
  • Volatile
  • Caustic
  • Corrosive

Learn More

Grasscycling and leaf mulching offer many benefits for your yard, and can be a great way to maintain a beautiful and chemical-free lawn. Learn more at:

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