Recycling Glass Update

Papillion Sanitation will not be accepting any glass in the recycling containers starting August 1, 2015.

Recycling glass is unfortunately not very economical or eco-friendly. Mixing glass with the other recycling taints the cardboard and paper that makes up most of the recycling materials.

Mixing glass with the other recycling taints the cardboard and paper that makes up most of the recycling materials.

Mixed glass recycling must be collected, loaded on trucks and shipped out of state for processing.  These factors negate most, if not all, of the environmental benefits of the recycling effort.

We do have an alternative which is economical and eco-friendly! You can collect and take your glass containers to one of the drop box locations for glass recycling. The glass stays out of the other recycling materials and is collected by a fiber glass manufacturer.

Find a drop box location nearest you:

FirstStar has 4 locations in the metro area

Northwest
Parking Lot at 75th and Corby Streets, Omaha, NE
Open Daily 7am to 7pm

Northeast
International Paper Co., 7202 N 16th Street, Omaha, NE
Open Daily 7am to 7pm

Southwest
Firstar Fiber, 10330 I Street, Omaha, NE
Open Daily 7 am to 7pm

Southeast
River City Recycling, 6404 S 60th Street, Omaha, NE
Monday through Friday: 8AM – 4:30PM, year ’round.
Saturday: 8AM – 4:30PM, Spring, Summer and Fall
Saturday: 8AM – Noon, Winter

Haworth Park
2502 Payne Drive, Bellevue, NE 68005

If you are a RecycleBank member, you can continue to use your convenient, 96-gallon recycling bin and also don’t forget to take advantage of your rewards! If you are not yet a RecycleBank member, please go to www.recyclebank.com to register today.

Collecting the recycling every other week equals less wear and tear on your streets and lessens the carbon foot print, which in return is much better for the environment.

For questions or more information, please contact us at 402-346-7800.