We do not operate a recycling collection center.
The list below is a partial list of service providers offering recycling solutions. We do not endorse any organization over another. If your company wishes to be on the list, please contact us.
OMAHA METRO AREA:
* PAINT & HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS:
Dispose of usable paint and hazardous household chemicals, yard chemicals, mercury thermostats, etc. contact:
Under The Sink at 402/444-SINK. Located in Omaha, north of 120th & "I" Streets. www.underthesink.org
For residents of Douglas and Sarpy Counties, but not businesses.
* PAPER IN THE OMAHA METRO AREA:
*Omaha Paper Stock - 1111 Fort Street, Omaha
402/392-2007 Check for periodic shredding events: www.shredsafeomaha.com
*International Paper - 7202 North 16th Street, Omaha
* First Star Recycling (Firstar Fiber) - 10330 "I" Street, Omaha
* DataShield Corporation - 1528 North 16th Street, Omaha
402/898-5000. Security document shredding. datashieldcorp.com
* RECYCLING IN THE LINCOLN AREA:
* For recycling in other Nebraska communities check with the City/Village office or go to: www.deq.state.ne.us
Select "Your Environment" then select the Recycling Directory.
* Other information available at Keep Nebraska Beautiful.
* WasteCap Nebraska 402/436-2384 in Lincoln
See Recycling Directory at: www.wastecapne.org
3,000 Mile Oil Change Often Not Necessary-
Consult your owner's manual for recommended oil change interval on your car. Many vehicle manuals recommend 5,000 or even 7,500 miles. Changing oil according to manufacturer specifications will reduce motor oil demand by millions of gallons. Frequent oil changes do not necessarily mean better performance or longer engine life. See more at: www.edmunds.com
Car bumpers & plastic wheel-well fender liners: Recycle at First Star Recycling (Firstar Fiber), 10330 "I" Street, Omaha, 402/894-0003.
www.Call2Recycle.org is a free program to recycle batteries and cell phones. Type in your zip code to find drop-off locations in Nebraska nearest you.
There are approximately 50 in the Omaha area and 20 in the Lincoln metro area.
Alkaline batteries (AAA, AA, A, C, D, 9-volt) are safe to put in household trash. They no longer contain mercury.
Rechargable batteries should NOT go in trash, but should go to a battery retail store or distributor. This includes batteries for cordless tools, toys, etc.
Ask your nearest battery retailer whether your battery packs from power tools, electric razor or hand-vacuum can be rebuilt or reconditioned instead of purchasing new ones.
Lead acid batteries (cars, trucks, boats) should be recycled, or can often be reconditioned by a battery recycler so you can use them longer.
*Action Battery - 7911 J Street, Omaha
*Husker Battery - 7345 Maple Street, Omaha
* SURPLUS BUILDING MATERIALS & APPLIANCES:
* Fremont-Area Habitat For Humanity HomeStore 402/721-8771
* Grand Island-Area Habitat For Humanity ReStore: 308/385-5082
* Lincoln: EcoStore, 530 West "P" Street, 402/477-3606
* Omaha, 2 Locations: Habitat Omaha-ReStore
(Habitat For Humanity) 1003 South 24th St. (south of 24th & Leavenworth) 402/934-1033
108th & Maple (northwest corner), Omaha, www.habitatomaha.org
*Angels on Wheels, d.b.a. Cross Training Center, 5030 North 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68110 402-590-2100.
Automobiles, Electronics & appliances (anything with a battery or a plug, large or small, working or not. All items qualify as tax deductible.
* Best Buy Stores:
Computers and computer components, monitors (flat screen & CRT), televisions 32 inches or smaller (tube TVs) or larger flat screen TVs. See web site for more details and full list of items, or call a store near you. BestBuy.com
* DataShield Corporation (formerly EDT Recycling), 1528 North 16th Street, Omaha, 402/898-5000. datashieldcorp.com
* Goodwill Stores:
Drop these off at ANY Goodwill store or the Goodwill Goodbytes store:
*Electric items with a cord, in working condition.
*Computers and computer components (towers, flat-screen monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, etc whether working or not. The old-style CRT monitors (Cathode Ray Tube monitors) are acceptable too. All information will be safely wiped clean, and computer equipment will be recycled or resold in Goodwill's computer store, GoodBytes at 72nd & F Street in Omaha.
*Flat Screen TVs, Working or not-working: YES
*Old-style Tube TVs and Projection TVs: NO
Call for more information: Ken Barker at 402/935-4554.
* Midwest Electronic Recycling, 14615 Grover Street, Omaha,
* PC Recycling, 7754 "I" Plaza, Omaha, 402/763-8767
* NebWorks, Inc. Nebraska City 402/873-5151
* FLUORESCENT LIGHT TUBES & COMPACT FLUORESCENT BULBS
www.UnderTheSink.org 402/444-SINK, in the Omaha metro area north of 120th & "I" Street
*See more Nebraska locations to recycle fluorescent tubes & compact fluorescent bulbs at: www.wastecapne.org
* Home Depot, compact fluorescent bulbs.
* MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Donate usable medical equipment: wheelchairs, crutches, canes, IV poles, hospital beds, etc. Extensive list of equipment available on a loan basis.
HELP Adult Services (Health & Medical Equipment Loan Program)
1941 South 42nd Street, Suite 200, Omaha, NE 68105
* PACKING PEANUTS:
Drop off packing peanuts at no charge.(Please, only CLEAN packing peanuts)
Clean styrofoam coolers are accepted also.
Keenan Packaging Supply
4511 South 67th Street, Omaha, NE 68106
The MailRoom 402/331-2014
5062 South 108th Street (108th & Q, northwest corner) Omaha, NE 68137
Packing peanuts, air pillows & some boxes.
Or contact a shipping/mailing store near you.
Goodwill Stores Amy Queck, 402/951-2922
Drop off packing peanuts, bubble wrap, air pillows, brown packing paper and cardboard. Boxes not in perfect condition are acceptable too. Materials must be bagged and marked. Can drop off at any Goodwill store or Goodwill Goodbytes Store at 72nd & F Street in Omaha.
* PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATIONS:
(April 2013) Hy-Vee Pharmacies in the Omaha metro area now offer a long term program for safe medication disposal: Over-the-counter and prescription drugs (preferably in original container). Liquids 4 ounces or less.
However, no "controlled" substance medications (currently) for pain, sleep, anxiety. No needles (sharps). Call your nearest Hy-Vee Pharmacy for more details.
* Take to periodic collection events. Check local newspapers for dates.
* See if your pharmacy participates in a "take-back" program for disposal.
* Do NOT flush them down a toilet or sink due to water contamination risk.
* Pour pills into wet paper towels and place in closed trash bag.
* Pour pills into a small amount of cat litter and add enough water to dissolve them into the litter. Place in trash. Or put medications with coffee grounds, put in bag or container and place in your trash.
* THRIFT STORES:
*Take unwanted clothing, household items and furniture to thrift stores rather than send them to the landfill. Call the stores if you are uncertain about whether they can take your items.
*Contact homeless shelters about clothing and other items they need.