The Hefty Energy Bag program is now available for Omaha residents to divert non-recyclable plastics from the landfill. Program participants can use the orange Hefty Energy Bags for candy wrappers, chip bags, and juice pouches. Once filled, the Energy Bags can be placed in the curbside recycling bin along with other recyclable materials. The plastics will be converted into energy to make cement.
First Star Recycling, Recyclebank, ConAgra Foods and other collaborators from the Omaha area have implemented the program. For more information and a list of materials accepted in the Hefty Energy Bag program, click on the following link: