Recycling isn’t just good for the planet. It supports business, trade, employment and the economy. Recycling also extends the life of the community’s landfill, which saves tax dollars.
FirstStar Recycling, which serves the City of Omaha, outlines what to bin, trash and bag (for residents in the orange bag program) in an A to Z recycling guide at firststarrecycling.com.
Household hazardous waste
Under the Sink, 4001 S. 120th St.. Serves Douglas and Sarpy Counties.
The Recycling Center, 4441 Gifford Road, Council Bluffs. Regional collection center for household hazardous waste.
West: Hy-Vee at 180th and Pacific Streets
Northwest: Fresh Thyme at 150th Street and West Maple Road
Central: Westwood Plaza, 12075 West Center Road
Downtown: Heartland of America Park, 800 Douglas St. (east of parking lot on Riverfront Drive)
Full-service recycling drop-off sites
Most locations accept glass.
Northwest: Parking lot at 75th and Corby Streets
Northeast: Parking lot at 26th Avenue and Douglas Street
Southwest: Firstar Fiber, 10330 I St.
Southeast: River City Recycling, 6404 S. 60th St.
Elkhorn: Parking lot at Elkhorn Drive and Glenn Street
Bellevue: Haworth Park, 2502 Payne Drive; Hastings Banner Park, 5005 Virginia St.; and Recycl-abilities, 209 Galvin Road N.
Council Bluffs: Pottawattamie County collects glass curbside; Fareway, 310 McKenzie Ave.; Hy-Vee, 1745 Madison Ave. and 2323 W. Broadway; Iowa Western Community College, 2700 College Road; Family Fare, 1801 Valley View; Super Saver, 1141 N. Broadway; Walmart, 3200 Manawa Drive.
Goodwill Industries accepts residential computers, printers and monitors without charge, regardless of age or condition, at all donation centers. goodwillomaha.org
Council Bluffs Recycling Center, 4441 Gifford Road. Electronic devices are accepted for recycling at a charge of 30 cents per pound for televisions, computer monitors and other electronic devices (copiers, faxes, printers, etc.). Appliances are accepted; some require a fee. councilbluffs-ia.gov
Best Buy accepts televisions, DVD and VCR players, computers, video games, appliances and more. Some fees apply. bestbuy.com
Cross Electronic Recycling, 5030 N. 72nd St., accepts any product that comes with a cord, battery or motor. Various fees apply. crossrecycling.com
Electronic Recycling Secure Solutions, 1725 N. 42nd St., Bay 7, takes computer equipment. Free electronic recycling and data destruction. electronicrecyclingomaha.com
Trek Electronic Recycling, 14615 Grover St., recycles televisions, computers and other electronics. mwelectronicrecycling.com
Habitat ReStore, 1003 S. 24th St. or 10910 Emmet St., accepts gently used appliances. omahahabitatrestore.org
Need more info or missed a collection?
City of Omaha, Solid Waste Helpline: 402-444-5238
Council Bluffs, Red River Waste Solutions: missed collection, 712-256-2288