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Omaha Recycling Guide

Windshield Fluid Containers

Not Accepted, Alternative Options Available

HA Windshield Fluid empty

Caution: Household Hazardous Waste

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

Flammable liquids such as windshield fluid 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
HA Windshield Fluid empty

Important Note: Containers with leftover flammable contents should be taken to the City's special waste facility, UnderTheSink. Do not rinse or flush flammable liquids.

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:


Did You Know

In our region, windshield wash fluid contains flammable components to keep it from freezing. 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