For residents living in apartments or in communities without curbside recycling services, drop-off recycling options may be available. Check the Recycling Locator Map for options and see the list below for additional information about unattended drop-off locations or locations operated by the residential recycling hauler in the community.
- Carson City: bins at the Waste Management office (5560 Sheep Drive) and at the landfill
- Washoe County:Waste Management transfer stations: 1100 Commercial Row, Reno; 1076 Tahoe Blvd, Incline Village
- Douglas County: transfer station (Dump Rd off of Pinenut Rd) and several community collection bins (see map or Douglas Disposal)
- Lyon County: Greener World Recycling and the Can Man will accept recyclables the 3rd and 4th Saturday of each month, respectively, at the Pizza Factory in Silver Springs. Subject to change.
- Pershing County: Big Meadow Recycling Center (8th and Franklin, Lovelock)
- Humboldt County: recycling dumpsters at DeLong Construction (833 E. 4th St,Winnemucca) accept cardboard and bagged plastics and cans; Humboldt County Landfill recycle center (open 8am-6pm) accepts cardboard, paper, plastics, metals. There is no longer a recycling bin at the Winnemucca Community Garden.
- Elko: Elko Sanitation office, access during regular business hours only (355 W Silver St). No glass.
- Eureka: drop off at Eureka County Landfill
- Pahrump: Walmart/Sonic parking lot bin and Pahrump Valley Disposal office.
- Las Vegas Valley--Republic Services Recycle Center (333 W Gowan Rd, NLV); UNLV drive-up drop-off station
- Boulder City: Recycle Center (2500 Utah St)
If you are seeking payment for materials such as metals, call recycling businesses in your community to find out their rates of pay. Prices may fluctuate on a daily basis.
Many recyclable items are not accepted in curbside programs. Here are other options for getting them recycled. Check the recycling locator map as well.
- Refrigerators: see information about the rebate program on the Household Hazardous Waste page.
- Electronics (E-Waste): see the E-Waste page
- Camp fuel canisters: empty with a puncturing tool (such as the Jetboil CrunchIt tool for small butane canisters) and then drop off with a metals recycler (not curbside)
- Plastic Bags: grocery stores or donate to thrift stores
- Styrofoam: information and a map showing locations that accept Styrofoam are listed here
- Vehicles: consider donating to non-profit programs such as Make-A-Wish (northern Nevada or southern Nevada) or Goodwill (https://www.goodwillsacto.org/).
Call the hotline for other inquiries. 1-800-597-5865
Reuse at Home
Check out Earth911 for lots of reuse ideas!
- Wash plastic baggies so that they can be reused
- Use durable reusable water bottles
- Utilize Freecycle and Craigslist to buy or sell used items
- Use rechargeable batteries
- Reuse gift bags
- Refill printer cartridges
Reduce at Home
- Buy in bulk to reduce packaging waste
- Minimize junk mail:
- opt out of catalogs, phone books, coupons, and credit card offers:https://www.catalogchoice.org/
- opt out of pre-approved credit offers: 1-888-5-OPTOUT
- to opt out of specific catalogs, contact the individual mailer
- Pay bills online and opt out of paper statements