Recycling Drop-off Sites
Recyclables can be sorted at home and taken to a public drop-off site. Most sites are open 24/7. Use our interactive map to find the location closest to your home.
Many local companies offer subscription curbside recycling pickup at your home on a weekly basis. Acceptable materials are placed in a single container provided by the company. Contact your current garbage service provider to see if they offer recycling services. If not, recycling-only services are available in the Lincoln area.
Local Business Locations
Other materials, such as grocery bags, appliances and CFL bulbs, are collected and recycled by local businesses. This page has a list of recycling locations by type of item.
Recycling helps to save landfill space, creates jobs to collect and process the recyclables, conserves resources and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. For these reasons, the City has established a goal of increasing waste reduction and recycling and reducing the per capita disposal by 30 percent by 2040. This means reducing our per capita disposal rate of 1,970 pounds per person in 2014 to 1,475 pounds per person, per year by 2040.
You can do your part to help us reach this goal by reducing waste and recycling. The Waste Reduction and Recycling Guide includes a wide variety of alternatives to help us reach our goal.
Recycle! Lincoln (942 K)
Recycle! Lincoln is an initiative to increase recycling opportunities that expand the local economy and reduce the need for expensive landfill expansions.
Adopting sustainable business practices can set your business apart from competitors, and recycling is an important part of any sustainability strategy.
We encourage recycling at all events no matter the size or scope. Use the resources here to learn about services available to event organizers to add recycling services and reduce the waste generated.
Buying recycled products is important because it saves natural resources, energy, clean air and water, landfill space, money and it creates jobs.