Properly Dispose of Waste
Your trash may be someone elses treasure. Or it may be just trash. Here are the many ways to get rid of it, without damaging our public lands.
Garage sales and donations are another form of recycling. Consider whether someone else could use it before putting it on the curb for the garbage truck. Posting on Craigslist.org and Freecycle.org are free, convenient ways to find people looking for exactly what you are trying to sell or give away.
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Jump to Hazardous Waste disposal.
And find out where to take trash that really belongs in a landfill:
Transfer Stations (places where you can bring solid waste on your own)
1. Republic Services is the legal residential waste removal service in these areas. They provide curbside service on most items on designated pickup days. If you have questions about an item, explore the Republic Services website, or call them at 702.735.5151 (M-F, 6 a.m. 7 p.m.).
2. Visit a Republic Services Transfer Station. These are places where solid waste is collected before being moved to the landfill. If you bring a copy of your Republic bill and a photo ID, you can use the Transfer Station free of charge.
1. Place trash and recyclables at the curb on your designated pickup day. If you have a question about collection, explore the Boulder City Public Works web pages or call Boulder Disposal at 702.293.2276 (Mon Sat, 7 a.m. 2 p.m.).
2. If you need to visit the landfill, call Boulder Disposal for more information. The landfill is located at 2500 Utah Street, Boulder City, 89005.
3. Recycling day is Wednesday. If you need a container, contact Boulder City Disposal.
4. Place trash and recyclables at the curb on your designated pickup day. If you have questions, contact Virgin Valley Disposal at 702.346.5396 or visit them online.
1. Place trash and recyclables at the curb on your designated pickup day. If you have questions, visit the Waste Management website, email or call them at 775.329.8822 (M F, 8 a.m. 5 p.m.).
2. Visit a Waste Management Transfer Station. For rates, contact Waste Management.
3. Visit the Lockwood Landfill. Most of the year, its open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Between October and March, its closed on Sundays. Call 775.342.0401 for rates.
4. Take advantage of free dump vouchers and programs.
- Reno Clean and Green, October and April
Open to City of Reno residents. Call 775.334.INFO (4636) for details.
- Sparks Clean Sweep and Washoe County dump vouchers
Pay attention to Marchs water billā inside is a voucher for a free dump at a Transfer Station or the Lockwood Landfill in April.
- Waste Management will take some items for free at the Transfer Station or Lockwood Landfill. Call or go online for more information.
- The Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Recycling Guide contains resources for appliance and vehicle recycling, and donation sites for other unwanted items.
Please note that construction and demolition waste (rock, dirt, etc.) are not accepted at Transfer Stations; a landfill will be your best best. Be sure to call ahead for more information.
Cheyenne Transfer Station
315 W. Cheyenne
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Henderson Transfer Station
560 Cape Horn
Henderson, NV 89052
Sloan Transfer Station
4455 North Sloan Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Apex Regional Landfill
13550 N. Hwy 93
Las Vegas, NV 89124
Located just off exit 64 from I-15
Laughlin Transfer Station
Off Needles Hwy
.25 miles south of Hwy 163
Laughlin, NV 89029
Reno, Sparks and surrounding unincorporated Washoe County areas
Lockwood Regional Landfill
2401 Canyon Way
Sparks, NV 89520
Incline Transfer Station
1076 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV 89542
Sage Transfer Station
1390 E. Commercial Row
Reno, NV 89512
Sutro Transfer Station
Enterprise Road East
Dayton, NV 89403
Dayton Transfer Station
Dayton, NV 89403
Fallon Transfer Station
2900 Enterprise Way
Fallon, NV 89406
Stead Transfer Station
13890 Mt. Anderson
Reno, NV 89506
Pesticides, paint, pool chemicals, weed killers, solvents and acids. None of these should go down the drain. Some shouldnt go in the trash. If its sitting in your garage or in the shed, here are your options:
Republic Services of Southern Nevada has special hazardous waste collection days. For more information, call 702.735.5151 or visit them online.
In Mesquite, visit or call Virgin Valley Disposal at 702.346.5396.
In Boulder City, call Boulder City Disposal at 702.293.2276 for details.
If you live in Washoe County or Norther Nevada contact Clean Harbor Environmental Services at 775.331.9400.
If you have unused pesticides, use the Nevada Department of Agricultures free, safe and convenient disposal service. Call 702.486.4690.
If you produce commercial waste, be advised that illegal dumping can really cost you. Fines in Nevada range from $100 to $5,000 per offense/per day for a first offense.
Subsequent offenses lead to escalating fines. And you can even lose your business license. Instead, contact the experts.
Nevada Small Business Development Center Business Environmental Program
As part of the program, the NSBDC BEP has specialists who:
- have answers to your hazardous waste, pollution prevention and safety questions
- offer year-round seminars on hazardous waste management, air permitting and air quality issues, industry-specific topics and more
- offer on-site assistance and audits
- can, at your discretion, review waste handling procedures, record keeping practices and overall operations to find overlooked opportunities
Republic Services of Southern Nevada
Serving Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas, and unincorporated Clark County; call for pickup, transfer and dropoff options
Virgin Valley Disposal
Serving Mesquite and Bunkerville; contact for more info
Boulder City Disposal
If you have questions, call between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Waste Management, Inc.
Serving much of Reno, Sparks and unincorporated Washoe County; call for pickup, transfer and dropoff options
About commercial hazardous waste
Disposal of commercial or industrial hazardous waste is regulated by county, state and/or federal agencies. Illegally disposing of this waste is a serious crime. Contact your current waste disposal service directly for more information on how to legally dispose of your commercial waste. If you use commercial pesticides, contact the Nevada Department of Agricultures Waste Pesticide Program at 702.486.4690.