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Omaha Recycling Guide

Silicone Food Bags

Not Accepted

MISC Silicone Pouches

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

Place used silicone products in the garbage if you cannot donate or reuse them.

MISC Silicone Pouches

Where Else Could It Go?

Contact the manufacturer of your specific brand of silicone product to see if they offer a take-back or mail-in program for silicone recycling.

Ways to Reduce or Reuse

Consider donating items in useable condition to a local charity or thrift store.

Damaged silicone food bags with rips or small holes can sometimes be repurposed for storing dry goods, such as: crayons, craft supplies, coins, tech chargers, and more.

Did You Know

Silicone is an industrial polymer made from silicon (sand) and oil or natural gas. Silicone and silicone rubber are known to be flexible, durable, and heat-resistant. When made into household products, silicone items may last longer than plastic materials without leaching harsh chemicals. However, silicone is not easily recycled through traditional methods. Also, silicone does NOT biodegrade and is NOT compostable. It is best to place a worn-out silicone product in the garbage if it cannot be reused or donated.