In November 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 will change existing garbage and recycling services and will begin in January 2014. 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. Carts will be delivered to customers throughout the month of January 2014 and service will begin in February 2014.
If a customer does not select their cart sizes by Dec. 5, 2013, they will receive the default cart sizes. For example, customers who currently own their own 32-gallon container, will receive a 35-gallon Waste Management trash cart and a 64-gallon Waste Management recycling cart. For customers who currently have a 96-gallon cart, they will receive a 96-gallon recycling cart and they will keep their 96-gallon trash cart. Customers will begin using their Single-Stream Recycling cart on their first recycling service day in February 2014. Until their first recycling service date in February, customers are encouraged to continue to use the yellow and green recycling crates.
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
For detailed information on the program and its rules and regulations, please refer to the following documents:
Waste Management Residential Rates (Effective January 1, 2014)
Commercial Rates (Effective March 7, 2013)
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 NevadaRecycles.nv.gov
For more information, contact Jason Geddes, Environmental Services Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org