Hefty® EnergyBag™ Now Available to Buy at Selected Hy-Vee Stores

Hefty® EnergyBag™ are now available for residents to purchase at selected Hy-Vee stores across the Omaha region. Participating Hy-Vees include:

  • Hy-Vee #2 14591 Stony Brook Blvd
  • Hy-Vee #3 8809 W Center Road
  • Hy-Vee #6 9707 Q Street
  • Hy-Vee #9 17810 Welch Plaza
  • Hy-Vee #11 1000 S. 178th Street
  • Hy-Vee Papillion 11650 S 73rd Street

The Hefty® EnergyBag™ program is a groundbreaking initiative that collects previously non-recycled plastics – like the candy wrappers and juice pouches you’ve always throw away –  at curbside and converts them into valuable energy resources.

The Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program is a significant step towards achieving positive long-term environmental and economic advantages, including new alternative energy resources and fewer tons of plastics ending up in landfill.

Since the program was implemented, more than 19,500 bags in the Omaha area have been collected. This is equivalent to 10.8 tons of plastic – or 8.6 million snack-sized chip bags, diverted from landfill.

For more information on the Hefty® EnergyBag™ program or if you would prefer to buy your bags online, please click here


First Star Wins Nebraska Recycling Council 2017 Waste Diversion Project of the Year

Jeff Heck, Sales Manager - First Star Recycling accepting award from Julie Diegel, CEO - Nebraska Recycling Council

Nebraska Recycling Council awarded First Star Recycling with the 2017 Award for Waste Diversion Project of the Year Award.  We are honored to receive this award in recognition for our work with the Hefty® EnergyBag™ program.

The Waste Diversion Project of the Year Award is presented to a business, community, or organization for a project that demonstrates measurable waste reduction and/or creates a closed loop system for recycling or reuse.

For more information on our work with the Hefty® EnergyBag™ program, see the video from the awards below or click here