Forum on the End of Single-Stream Commercial Recycling in Omaha

Wednesday, June 13th
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.

Highlander Accelerator Building
(2112 N 30th St.)


First Star Recycling has announced that as of June 1st, Omaha’s single-stream commercial recycling will end and be replaced by a dual stream made up of cardboard/paper and plastics/metal/aluminum. This change is due to high contamination rates and a changing global market.  Note: Residential recycling will not be affected and will remain single-stream.

If you are in Omaha, your recycling pickup will be affected unless it is considered residential. Green Omaha Coalition and the Omaha Area Higher Education Sustainability Alliance (OAHESA) are convening a stakeholder meeting with haulers and mid- to large- scale institutions to discuss what the change entails and how your organization can continue recycling in a cost-effective and sustainable way. Join us for a presentation by Dale Gubbels of First Star Fiber on the changes to the commercial recycling streams and a facilitated discussion on solutions by Sally Hopley of Verdis Group.

For more information, see this article from Verdis Group:  Omaha’s Commercial Single-Stream Recycling to End


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Seating is limited! Please RSVP to attend the meeting.