Omaha Hefty® EnergyBag® Program

Omaha Hefty® EnergyBag® Program

The Hefty® EnergyBag® program is currently underway in the Omaha area, where hard-to-recycle plastics are being collected and converted into valuable resources. With support from local mayors, the program demonstrates the feasibility of collecting non-recycled plastics, sorting them at local materials recycling facilities and effectively converting them into valuable resources – all via an existing waste management infrastructure.  The curbside program launched in Omaha in September 2016 for 6,000 local households and has since expanded across the Omaha area to Bellevue, Louisville, Ralston, Papillion and La Vista.


How to Participate

If you live in the Omaha area and would like to participate in the program, you can purchase Hefty® EnergyBag® orange bags locally at these participating retailers, located in the trash bag aisle:

  • Hy-Vee
  • Bakers
  • Family Fare Supermarkets
  • Menards
  • Target

If you have a curbside recycling collection you can simply start using the bags.  When it is full, securely tie it shut and then place it in your recycling container along with your normal recyclables for your regularly scheduled collection.

If you live in the Omaha area but do not currently have curbside recycling service, you can still participate in the Omaha program by taking full Hefty® EnergyBag® orange bags to the drop off locations listed here