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Ryan Bird, Environmental Control Supervisor
1 E. First Street, Reno, NV 89501
P.O. Box 1900, Reno, NV 89505
Ph. 775-334-2168 Fax 775-334-3110

Environmental Spills, Hazardous Waste
The Environmental Control section of the City of Reno, Public Works Department works to keep our environment safe and free of harmful pollutants in our waterways. We also respond to environmental emergencies to oversee cleanup of spills into stormwater or sewer collection systems.

Stormdrains channel runoff water directly back into to the environment and should NEVER be used to pour chemicals, oil, or other contaminants into. To report a spill or possible contamination, please call 775-334-2168.

For disposal of household chemicals or other hazardous waste, please call the District Health Department at 775-328-2436.

Environmental Control Brochure

New Food Service or Repair Shop Business Advisement

Grease, Sand/Oil Interceptors Plan Review and Construction Requirements

Permit Requirements
Wastewater discharges must comply with Reno Municipal Code Chapter 12.16. The following constituents discharged in excess of the listed concentrations shall constitute a violation: 

Arsenic..................
Barium...................
Boron.....................
Cadmium................
Chromium(TTL).......
Copper...................
Cyanide..................

Total Petroleum
Animal or Vegetable
 2.0 MG/L
4.00 MG/L
1.00 MG/L
0.01 MG/L
0.50 MG/L
0.50 MG/L
0.23 MG/L
hydrocarbons
Oil & Grease
Iron...........
Manganese
Lead.........
Mercury.....
Nickel.......
Selenium...
Silver.........

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25.00MG/L
0.70 MG/L
0.30 MG/L
0.01 MG/L
1.80 MG/L
0.04 MG/L
0.05 MG/L

100.00MG/L
300.00MG/L

Zine.......
Phenol...
Alkalinity
Chloride.
Fluoride.
Sulfate...
 
1.000MG/L
0.005MG/L
430.000MG/L
110.000MG/L
4.000 MG/L
240.00 MG/L

Failure to comply with the conditions of this permit could result in the issuance of a citation, your business name being published in a local newspaper, and the revocation of your environmental control permit and/or business license.

In case of a spill, immediately call 775-722-4660. This business is required to contact City of Reno Environmental Control at 775-334-2168 prior to any changes in operation that may alter the quantity or quality of wastewater.

Washing of equipment must be done on an approved wash pad and discharged to the sewer through an approved interceptor. Discharge to the storm drain system must comply with the limitations found in Reno Municipal Code Sections 12.16.3500.

Pursuant to Reno Municipal Code, City representatives shall be given ready access at all reasonable times to all parts of the premises for the purpose of inspection, sampling, records examination, or performance of other City authorized duties.

Special Permit Requirements
Copies of records and/or manifests for waste disposal, pumping and maintenance of grease traps, grease interceptors and sand-oil interceptors must be kept on site and available for review and verification.

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