Hefty® EnergyBag® Program

The Hefty® EnergyBag® program is a groundbreaking initiative that collects hard to recycle plastics - like the candy wrappers and juice pouches you've always thrown away -  at curbside and converts them into useful 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 plastics ending up in landfills.


How does the Hefty ® EnergyBag® Program Work?

Step 1 - Fill Bag

Fill the official Hefty® orange bag with plastics that are hard to recycle. If you have any questions about what you can include in the bags, browse our FAQs.

Step 2 - Place in Recycling

Once filled, tie the official Hefty® orange bag and place in your recycling along with your normal recycling.

Step 3 – Collected with Recycling

The filled bags will be picked up with your normal recycling and then converted into useful resources like energy, fuel and durable building materials.

Learn More about Recycling

Recycling Guide

This handy guide helps you figure out what you can recycling and what should go into a Hefty® EnergyBag® instead.

Download the Guide




Where Can I Learn More?

Learn more about the Hefty® EnergyBag® program by reading through our FAQs and Press pages.



The Hefty® EnergyBag® program in Omaha is a collaborative effort between The Dow Chemical Company, Reynolds Consumer Products and First Star Recycling.


Contact Us

If you have specific questions about the program, click here to send us an email.

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