Frequently Asked Questions

Curbside Rewards is the only recycling service in Omaha, Nebraska that rewards you for recycling. Find out more here.


Curbside Rewards

How is Curbside Rewards different from my current recycling service?

How much can I earn with Curbside Rewards?

How much does a Curbside Rewards subscription cost?

What's included in my subscription?

Can I get Curbside Rewards?

How can I get Curbside Rewards in my community?

How do I get my wheeled cart?


What can I recycle?

Do you take glass?

How often are my recyclables picked up?

What happens if I put items in my recycling cart that are not recyclable?

My recyclables weren't picked up on my collection day. Who do I call?

How can I recycle more to help the environment and maximize my reward points?


I'm having troubles with my online RecycleBank account. What do I do?

What is RecycleBank?

What's the difference between Curbside Rewards and RecycleBank?

How are my recyclables weighed?

How do I earn RecycleBank points?

How many points can I earn each month for recycling?

How much do I recycle to earn points?

How do I get my rewards?

What should I do if I do not receive my mailed rewards within the 5 to 7 day timeframe?

What should I do if I have trouble accessing my account page online?

How many businesses participate in the RecycleBank program?

Will the rewards program change? Will the rewards change?

Will my RecycleBank points expire?

Do RecycleBank rewards expire?

What if I did not receive my points after Curbside Rewards picked up my recyclables?


What can I recycle?

You can recycle a lot more than you think, all in one bin, which means more rewards for you! Click here for printable recycling brochure.

All Clean Paper

  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Detergent boxes
  • Paperback books
  • Catalogues
  • Cereal boxes
  • Greeting cards
  • School paper
  • Phonebooks
  • Junk mail – including envelopes with plastic windows!
  • Wrapping paper
  • Paper egg cartons
  • Cardboard boxes


  • Aluminum cans and steel (tin cans)
    • Empty aerosol cans
    • Empty and dry paint cans
  • Plastic bottles marked PETE (1)
    • Soda bottles
    • Cooking oil
    • Mouthwash
    • Shampoo
    • Cleaners
  • Plastic bottles, tubs, or snap top containers marked HDPE (2)
    • Milk and juice bottles
    • Cleaners
    • Other food items
  • Hard plastic packaging and plastic bottles marked V (3)
    • Packaging for small electronics (must be cut open)
  • Plastic bottles, cups, tubs, or snap top containers marked PP (5)
    • Dairy case items
    • Food containers
    • Reusable/disposable food storage containers