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Curbside Recycling in Reno

Information About Recycling Curbside from Your Home

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Curbside recycling bins used in Reno, Nevada

Curbside recycling bins used in Reno, Nevada.

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Curbside recycling in Reno is available to everyone who has regular waste pickup at their home or place of business. Curbside recycling gives just about everyone an opportunity to contribute to environmental quality, save money, and lessen our dependence on imported oil. For more information, contact Jason Geddes, City of Reno Environmental Services Administrator at geddesj@reno.gov or (775) 334-3311.

To get started, contact Waste Management in Reno at (775) 329-8822 and request that recycling bins be delivered to your address. The current system consists of two bins, one yellow and one green, into which you place certain types of recyclable items. Use brown paper bags for newspapers, magazines, and catalogs. Cardboard and junk mail is not accepted.

What Goes In the Yellow Recycling Bin

Aluminum food and beverage containers, steel cans, PET plastic containers with the symbol #1 (remove caps), HDPE natural plastic containers with the symbol #2 (narrow neck containers only, such as milk and water bottles), HDPE colored plastic containers with the symbol #2 (narrow neck containers only, caps removed). To understand what those recycling symbols on plastic containers mean, see this plastic coding system explanation.

What Goes In the Green Recycling Bin

Glass food and beverage containers of any color - brown, clear, or green. Be sure to remove any metal parts like screw tops.

When to Put Out Your Curbside Recycling Bins

Curbside recycling bins should be put out for pickup every two weeks on your regular trash pickup day. For example, in southeast Reno garbage day is Monday, so you would put your bins out every other Monday according to the schedule shown below. This will vary depending on where you are located in the Truckee Meadows, so check with Waste Management when you call to get your bins or ask the disposal truck crew when they come by on your pickup day.

2011

  • January - 3, 17, 31
  • February - 14, 28
  • March - 14, 28
  • April - 11, 25
  • May - 9, 23
  • June - 6, 20
  • July - 4, 18
  • August - 1, 15, 29
  • September - 12, 26
  • October - 10, 24
  • November - 7, 21
  • December - 5, 19

2012

  • January - 2, 16, 30
  • February - 13, 27
  • March - 12, 26
  • April - 9, 23
  • May - 7, 21
  • June - 4, 18
  • July - 2, 16, 30
  • August - 13, 27
  • September - 10, 24
  • October - 8, 22
  • November - 5, 19
  • December - 3, 17, 31

2013

  • January - 14, 28
  • February - 11, 25
  • March - 11, 25
  • April - 8, 22
  • May - 6, 20
  • June - 3, 17
  • July - 1, 15, 29
  • August - 12, 26
  • September - 9, 23
  • October - 7, 21
  • November - 4, 18
  • December - 2, 16, 30

Sources: City of Reno, Waste Management.

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