Hefty® EnergyBag™

Hefty® EnergyBag™ Omaha Area Program

The Hefty® EnergyBag™ program is currently underway in the Omaha area, where previously non-recycled plastics are being collected and converted into energy to produce cement. 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 energy resources at energy conversion facilities – all via an existing waste management infrastructure.

The program launched in Omaha in September 2016 for 6,000 local households (Recyclebank members). It has already expanded across the Omaha metro area to 2,500 more households and 550 more households in Louisville will be launching the program in their area in November 2017! We are also working towards implementing the program in other regions.

As of September 2017, the Hefty® EnergyBag™ program has collected more than 19,500 bags in the Omaha area and diverted 10.8 tons of plastic, the equivalent of approximately 8.6 million snack-sized chip bags, from landfills.  

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How to Buy Hefty® EnergyBag™ Orange Bags

If you live in the Omaha area and would like to participate in the program, you can purchase Hefty® EnergyBag™ bright orange bags online.



Omaha Area Drop-Off Locations

If you live in the Omaha area but don’t 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.


2017 Earth Day Omaha Sponsorship

Earth Day Omaha is the region’s premiere environmental event, featuring educational activities, green information and entertainment for all ages. Over 8,000 attendees attend the annual celebration, which has over 100 environment and sustainability exhibitors.

The Hefty® EnergyBag™ program was the Sustainable Sponsor and a presenter at the Earth Day Omaha celebration on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Elmwood Park in Omaha.

On behalf of the Hefty® EnergyBag™ program , Mayor Jean Stothert of Omaha, Mayor Rita Sanders of Bellevue, Mayor Donald A. Groesser of Ralston, City Councilman Tom Mumgaard of Papillion and City Councilman Kelly Sell of La Vista each spoke on the main stage to show their support for the program.

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