General Holiday Waste Reduction Tips
EPA's page has many handy tips for reducing holiday waste.
Do not pour cooking oil down the drain! Pour it into a can and dispose of in the trash OR bring it to a recycling facility that handles used cooking oil.
Holiday Cooking Oil Collection Programs:
- Las Vegas: Springs Preserve
- Northern Nevada: Great Basin Co-Op, by the recycling bins
Carson City Landfill, at the recycling bins
Douglas County Transfer Station
Bently Biofuels Outpost (bin available 24/7)
Bently, behind the Ranch Shop
South Tahoe Refuse
Tahoe Douglas Fire District/Station 23
IVGID (T&TH, 3-5pm, or by appointment)
Check the map for additional businesses that handle cooking oil.
Gift Wrapping and Cards
Wrapping Tips: Check out this article to inspire creative wrapping and packaging.
Check with your waste hauler to see if wrapping paper and cards can be recycled in your community. Often, if it is free of foil or plastic coatings, it can be included in your recycling.
Greeting cards can be sent to St Jude's Recycled Card Program at:
100 St. Jude's Street
Boulder City, NV 89005
Children assemble new cards out of the old ones.
Communities throughout Nevada offer annual Christmas tree collections. These trees are usually mulched, resulting in a product that can be reused in local parks.
No flocked trees. Remove all decorations.
2014-2015 Programs (this list will continue to be updated as more information is received):
Truckee Meadows: Dec. 26-Jan. 11, 9:00am-4:30pm. More details at http://ktmb.org/christmas-tree-recycling/.
Incline Village: Either drop off at Preston Field Dec. 24-Jan. 30, or leave your tree for curbside pickup on your regular trash day the week of Jan. 5 (3 foot lengths maximum for curbside service).
Las Vegas: Dec. 26-Jan. 15. Sites listed here.
Pahrump: Dec. 25-Jan. 23 at the Cooperative Extension Office (1651 Calvada Blvd.) More info at 775-727-5532
Douglas County (Douglas Disposal): Curbside collection the week of January 5 on your regular trash day. Six foot lengths or smaller.
Carson City: During the week of Jan. 5-9, either leave your tree (6 ft. sections or smaller) curbside on your regular trash day or drop off at the designated boxes at the following locations-- JC Penney parking lot, North Town Plaza, Capital Sanitation, Carson City corporate yard, Carson City landfill. After January 9th, trees can be brought to the landfill for recycling.
Lovelock: Drop off at Big Meadow Recycling Center or Pershing County Landfill.
Elko also typically has designated curbside pick-up dates and/or drop-off locations. If you do not see your community listed, call your waste hauler or public works department for details.