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Waste & Recycling

Recycle: #1, #2, and #5 palstics; metal cans; cartons; mixed paper; cardboard.

MCC’s recycling goal is based on the amount of materials recycled, which can be improved by reducing waste and increasing the amount of materials recycled.

MCC’s recycling program accepts plastics #1,2,5, clean paper and cardboard, and metal. Cardboard should be flattened and placed behind the recycling bin. See the recycling and landfill signs for guidance on where items go. Recycling right makes sure that the items in the recycling bin can be turned into something new!

Small electronics and batteries are also accepted Fab Lab boxes located in Building 10 at Fort Campus, the ITC lobby of the South campus, and the main office of the Elkhorn office. For large volumes, please contact for pick up.

Landfill: foot waster, takeout cups, plastic packaging, and plastic bags. When in doubt, throw it out.Have questions? Email

Want to improve your recycling at home? The resources below will help you manage your materials correctly.

  • Keep Omaha Beautiful has numerous resources to help you recycle right—at MCC and at home!

Hazardous materials? Check out Under the Sink.