Hefty® EnergyBag™

Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program


The Hefty® EnergyBag™ program is an innovative program that uses orange Hefty® bags with existing curbside recycling services to collect previously non-recycled plastics and convert 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 landfill trash.


How does the Hefty® EnergyBag™ Program Work?

1. Put clean and dry non-recycled plastics in your Hefty® EnergyBag™ orange bags.

2. When full, securely tie the bag.

3. Place the bag inside your recycling cart during your scheduled recycling pick up

Check out this video to learn more!

If you live in the Omaha area and would like to participate in the program, click the button below to purchase Hefty® EnergyBag™ orange bags.



What Can I Include in the Bags?

There are many non-recycled plastics that can be collected in Hefty® EnergyBag™ bright orange bags that currently cannot be mechanically recycled:

  • Toothpaste tube
  • Cake mix liners
  • Snack bags
  • Plastic cups, plates and bowls
  • Foam cups
  • Stand-up pouches
  • Condiment packets
  • Salad bags
  • Squeezable pouches
  • Laundry pouches
  • Potato chip bags
  • Pudding cups
  • Foam to-go boxes
  • Plastic cheese bags
  • Plastic pet food bags
  • Plastic meat packaging
  • Frozen fruit & vegetable bags
  • Candy wrappers
  • Plastic deli meat packaging
  • Single-serve coffee pods (without coffee)
  • Disposable razors (without the blades)
  • Packing peanuts
  • Plastic liners from powdered mixes
  • Microwaveable pouches
  • Hot dog and sausage packaging
  • Plastic utensils
  • Plastic straws and stirrers
  • Plastic meat trays
  • Juice pouches
  • All other non-recycled plastic bag



The Hefty® EnergyBag™ program is a collaborative effort between The Dow Chemical Company, Reynolds Consumer Products, Recyclebank, First Star Recycling, Conagra Brands and Systech Environmental Corporation.

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