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.
2015-2016 Programs (this list will continue to be updated as more information is received):
Reno/Sparks: Dec. 26-Jan. 10, 9:00am-4:30pm. Drop-off sites at
Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, and Shadow
Mountain Sports Complex, 9am-4:30pm. More info and volunteer sign ups at http://ktmb.org/christmas-tree-recycling/.
Incline Village: Either drop off at Preston Field Dec. 23-Jan. 29, or leave your tree for curbside pickup on your regular trash day the week of Jan. 4 (3 foot lengths maximum for curbside service) http://ivgid.org/conservation/waste_not.
Clark County: Dec. 26-Jan. 15. There are 33
drop-off sites this year. Find a drop-off site near you at here.
Pahrump: Dec. 25-Jan. 22 at the Cooperative Extension Office (1651 Calvada Blvd.) More info at 775-727-5532
Douglas County: Dec. 28-Jan 8. Tahoe Township and Carson Valley: curbside
pick-up on your regular trash pick-up day.
Carson City: During the week of Jan. 4-8, 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. If you have questions
call 775-887-2355 ex 7376.
Lyon County: Dec 26-Jan 9. Drop-off sites at
Dayton Events Center off of Schaad Road and at the county baseball field near
the library. If you have questions call 775 302-7117.
Fernley: Dec 26-Jan 15. Drop-off at the dirt
lot behind the rodeo arena at the Out of Town Park (Farm District Rd &
Highway 50A). If you have questions call 775-784-9863.
Winnemucca: Dec 26-Jan 15. Drop-off from
12pm-3pm at the Community Garden at 151 McArthur St. If you can’t make it then,
use the drop-off box at the garden. If you have questions call 775-623-2333.
Elko: Curbside pick-up
service Jan 4 -8, Drop-off thru Jan 22at the Main
City Park using the access off of 14th Street between Newton Field and the Park
Maintenance Facility. For additional information contact the Street Department
at (775) 777-7241.