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Recycling at home can be a rewarding activity for the entire family. Proper care must be taken, however, to prevent the collected materials from compromising the public health of our community. Improper storage of recyclable materials can create foul odors and attract roaches, flies, bees, mice and rats. The following items are accepted at numerous recycling drop off sites throughout Lincoln. For more information call: Lincoln Recycling Hotline (402) 441-8215.

  • Aluminum and Tin (steel cans)
  • Cardboard
  • Glass
  • Newspaper and mixed residential paper
  • Backyard compost
  • #1 and #2 Plastic bottles

#1 and #2 Plastic and 2-Liter :

All bottles and jugs should be thoroughly rinsed out and flattened before being placed in a collection or storage container. Remove the caps and neck rings. Only #2 plastic containers whose opening is larger than the bottom are recyclable at Lincoln's drop off sites. Yogurt, margarine, or cottage cheese type containers should NOT be included with other #2 plastic bottles.

Plastic codes
(on bottom of containers)

Polyethylene terephthalate (PET) (typically soda and other plastic drink containers)
Bottles recycled in Lincoln, NE

High density polyethylene (typically plastic milk jugs and colored detergent bottles)
Bottles recycled in
Lincoln, NE

Vinyl/polyvinyl chloride (PVC)
NOT recycled at drop off sites

Low density polyethylene
NOT recycled at drop off sites

Polypropylene
NOT recycled at drop off sites

Polystyrene
NOT recycled at drop off sites

All other resins
NOT recycled at drop off sites

Click here for more information regarding Backyard Compost, Aluminum and Tin (steel) Cans, Cardboard, Glass, and Newspapers.

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