Public Recycling Drop-off Sites

Recycling Drop-off Sites are for household use only. Businesses and contractors must contract for recycling collection services or self-haul to local recycling processors.

City of Lincoln

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  • N.W. Roundhouse Dr. & West "P" streets
  • UNL Downtown Parking Lot
    17th & Holdrege cul-de-sac
  • University Place
    47th & St. Paul streets
  • Recycling Enterprises
    1200 W. Upland Avenue
  • Russ's Market
    63rd & Platte Avenue
  • North 48th Street Transfer Station
    5101 N. 48th Street
    limited hours of operation
  • Air Park Recreation Center
    3710 N.W. 46th Street
  • Highlands Fire Station
    5435 N.W. 1st Street
  • North Star High School
    5801 N. 33rd Street
  • 3250 N. 20th Street, Unit 8
  • Lincoln Labor Temple
    4625 “Y” Street
  • Lancaster Event Center
    4100 N. 84th Street
  • Anderson Branch Library
    3635 Touzalin Avenue
    cardboard only
  • Eiseley Branch Library
    1530 Superior Street
    cardboard only


  • Leon’s Gourmet Grocer
    32nd & South streets
  • Union College, athletic field parking lot
    53rd & Calvert
  • East High School, Seacrest Field parking lot
    70th & "A" streets
  • Lewis Ball Field
    Capitol Parkway & “J” streets
  • Trabert Hall
    12th & South streets
  • Pepsi Cola Distribution Facility
    1901 Windhoek Drive
  • Russ's Market
    1550 S. Coddington
  • Russ's Market
    33rd & Highway 2
  • Super Saver
    27th & Pine Lake
  • Walt Branch Library
    6701 S. 14th Street
    cardboard only
  • Gere Branch Library
    2400 S. 56th Street
    cardboard only

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Lancaster County

  • Bennet Refuse Transfer Station
  • Davey Refuse Transfer Station
  • Denton 2nd & 91st Streets
  • Firth Community Center
  • Hickman City Park
  • Malcolm Village Shop
  • Panama Refuse Transfer Station
  • Roca Village Shop
  • Waverly Honeycreek Restaurant

PDF downloads: Public Recycling
Drop-off Sites
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de Reciclaje
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لإعادة التدوير

Materials Accepted at the Multi-Material Recycling Sites

  • Newspaper
    Acceptable: Inserts/ads are OK.
    Not Acceptable: Other paper products and plastic bags.
  • Cardboard Boxes
    Corrugated cardboard and paperboard packaging
    Acceptable: Flatten cardboard and paperboard (i.e. cereal boxes).
    Not Acceptable: Packing material and waxed cardboard.
  • Cans
    Aluminum and tin
    Acceptable: Empty, clean and flatten aluminum and tin cans.
    Not Acceptable: Other metal products, aluminum foil and cans with liquids or food residue.
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
    Glass bottles and jars
    Acceptable: All food and beverage glass. Green, brown and clear glass. Labels OK. Empty, clean.
    Not Acceptable: Drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors and light bulbs.
  • Plastic #1 - #5 Containers
    Plastic #1 through #5 containers
    Acceptable: All #1 through #5 plastic bottles and containers. Food and beverage cartons. Labels OK. Empty, clean.
    Not Acceptable: Motor oil containers, plastic toys, plastic #6 or #7 containers, Styrofoam, plastic lawn chemical bottles and plastic bags.
  • Residential Mixed Papers
    Residential mixed paper
    Acceptable: Mail, magazines, office and school paper, telephone directories and shredded paper.
    Not Acceptable: Tissue paper, milk cartons, juice boxes, paper plate, newspaper, soiled or wet paper.

What happens next?

Read more about the Second Life of Recyclables PDF -- this list identifies products made from the items you recycle at City drop-off sites.