Columbus Transfer station: 402-562-4254 250 S 14th Ave,
Accepts: Grass clippings, leaves, garden waste, used oil, trees and limbs, solid waste and household waste.
Alter Metal Recycling: 402-564-2855 3440 East 15th Street
ACCEPTS: aluminum CANS, SCRAP, STEEL CANS, COPPER, NICKEL, LEAD, BRASS, AUTO BATTERIES, AND LARGE HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCES.
Plastic Grocery Bags: Hy-Vee, Wal-Mart, JCPenny, Goodwill, and Super Saver. Drop off bins near front doors.
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs: (small spiral type) Unbroken CFL bulbs are accepted at Loup Public Power District Office and Keep Columbus Beautiful Office.
Used Oil: (Call for hours and quantities. Only uncontaminated used oil is accepted.)
Columbus Transfer Station: 402-562-4254
Advance Auto Parts: 402-562-8797
O'Reilly Auto Parts: 402-563-3245
Goodwill: 4330 23rd Street, 402-563-1194
Salvation Army: 1711 23rd Street, 402-564-6919
Simon House: 1853 10th Avenue, 402-564-8444
Green Fiber accepts phone books, office paper, newspapers, cereal and Kleenex boxes, cardboard, pop and beer boxes, and magazines.
Locations are at CNCS, Columbus Rescue Mission, Cornhusker Public Power, Eakes Office Solutions, East Central Health District, Lakeview High School, 1C Church, Pillen Family Farms, Scotus High School, Saint Bonaventure Grade School, Shell Creek Elementary, Saint Isidore School, Saint Anthony's Church, Saint John's Lutheran School, Immanuel Lutheran School, Bomgaars, Columbus Community Hospital, and ESU 7.
Cell Phones can be recycled at the Keep Columbus Beautiful Office, Center for Survivors, and at US Cellular.
Hearing Aids are recycled by the Columbus Sertoma Club. Please contact Rich at 402-564-3362 for drop off location.
Glasses or Eyewear can be recycled with the Columbus Noon Lions Club. Contact David Melick at 402-563-7000.
Mercury is accepted at the Keep Columbus Beautiful Office.
Keep Columbus Beautiful is located at the Family resource center
3020 18th Street, Suite 16