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    Desert Rainbow

    Photo Credit: Sb Sullivan

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    Couple sitting at Wingfield Park

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    Service Dog, Nala, at the Truckee River

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Reno Recycles

In Nov. 2012, the Reno City Council approved a new franchise agreement to facilitate implementation of a single-stream recycling program. For an overview of the program, click on the Frequently Asked Question link below or check out Waste Management's single-stream recycling website

The new program began in Feb. 2014 and has changed existing garbage and recycling services. Important changes include: mandatory cart service, an additional cart for recyclable materials (no more yellow and green crates), additional recyclable material accepted, elimination of extra bags, implementation of extra waste sticker program, four free trips to transfer station and creation of a new EcoCenter. 

Waste Management recommends customers keep the carts delivered for at least 120 days before requesting a different option. If the carts you have received are not meeting your needs, you can call WM customer service at 775-329-8822 and request a different option.

Important Notice: Waste Management Changes to Trash and Recycling Services in Reno

Frequently Asked Questions

Report a complaint regarding Waste Management

For detailed information on the program and its rules and regulations, please refer to the following documents:

Reno Collection Ordinance

Reno Disposal Ordinance

Waste Management Residential Agreement

Waste Management Residential Rates (Effective January 1, 2014)

Animal Resistant Containers Memorandum

- Toter Bear Tight Cart

- Otto BearSaver Animal Resistant Roll-Out Cart

- Washoe County Health Department Animal Proof Containers

- Nevada Department of Wildlife



Waste Management Commercial Agreement

Waste Management Disposal Agreement

Commercial Rates (Effective April 1, 2014)

Commercial Rates (Effective March 7, 2013)

Landscaping Materials

Summary of Solid Waste and Recyclable Materials

The City of Reno has been working to improve your ability to recycle. You can help the effort by reviewing the Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Recycling Guide which outlines the specifics of curbside recycling and gives you details on where you can recycle or dispose of other unwanted materials.

For information on this and other recycling programs refer to the recycling guide above or please contact the Nevada Recycling Hotline (NDEP) at 1-800-597-5865 or check the web at 

For more information, contact Jason Geddes, Environmental Services Administrator at 

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