Nevada Recycles is a program within the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) and the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP). Established in 1992, Nevada Recycles has been striving to surpass our 25% recycling rate goal for the state. We are committed to reducing waste and increasing recycling opportunities in Nevada. Nevada Recycles promotes recycling, waste reduction, resource conservation, preservation and sustainability through education and facilitation of partnerships with the public, educational institutions, private companies, non-profits, and other governmental organizations and agencies.
Formally known as the Bureau of Waste Management, Sustainable Materials Management is a name change that was made in 2018 in order to switch the focus from managing a material's end of life to looking at its entire lifecycle.