The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management oversees the Permitting of Solid Waste Landfills and other waste management facilities within the state of Nevada.

  • NOTE - Clark and Washoe Counties administer permitting programs for landfills and waste management facilities within their jurisdiction and can be contacted at the following numbers:

    Clark County - Southern Nevada Health District - 702.759.0600

    Washoe County - Washoe County Health District - 775.328.3752

Below is the list of permitted and/or approved facilities administered by the Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management. 

Landfill NameStatus & Class *County/Nearest Town
Amargosa ValleyPost Closure - Class IINye / Pahrump
Battle MountainOperating - Class IILander / Battle Mountain
BedRocNot Operating - Class ILincoln / Alamo
Carson CityOperating - Class I & IIICarson City / Carson City
Copper BasinPost Closure - Class IIILander / Battle Mountain
CrestlineOperating - Class IILincoln / Panaca
Dry Lake SiteNot Operating - Class IILincoln / Rural Area
Elko CityOperating - Class IElko / City of Elko
ElyOperating - Class I & IIIWhite Pine / Ely
EurekaOperating - Class IIEureka / City of Eureka
GoldfieldOperating - Class IIEsmeralda / Goldfield
HawthorneOperating - Class IMineral / Hawthorne
Hawthorne Army DepotOperating - Class IIIMineral / Hawthorne
Humboldt RegionalOperating - Class IHumboldt / Winnemucca
KennametalOperating - Class IIIChurchill / Fallon
Lockwood RegionalOperating - Class I & IIIStorey / Lockwood
MesquiteOperating - Class ILincoln / Mesquite
Mohave Power PlantPost Closure - Class IIIClark / Laughlin
Nevada Test SiteOperating - Class II & IIINye / Nevada Test Site
New AustinPost Closure - Class IILander / Austin
North Valmy Power PlantOperating - Class IIIHumboldt / Valmy
Pahrump ValleyOperating - Class INye / Pahrump
Pershing CountyOperating - Class IIPershing / Lovelock
RawhideNot Operating - Class IMineral / Rural Area
Reid Gardner Power PlantOperating - Class IIIClark / Moapa
Round MountainOperating - Class IINye / Round Mountain
Russell PassOperating - Class IChurchill / Fallon
TonopahOperating - Class IINye / Tonopah
Tonopah Test RangeOperating - Class IINye / Tonopah Test Range
TS Power PlantOperating - Class IIIEureka / Carlin
Western EliteOperating - Class I & IIILincoln / Alamo
W. WendoverOperating - Class I & IIIElko / W. Wendover
Nevada Waste Tire Facilities  
Site NameStatusCounty/Nearest Town
Nevada Compost Facilities  
Site NameStatusCounty/Nearest Town
Bently Compost FacilityOperating - PermittedDouglas / Gardnerville
Carson High School Compost PlantOperating - PermittedCarson City / Carson City
Genoa Trees & LandscapeOperating - PermittedDouglas / Minden

Lockwood Compost

NNCC Compost Plant

Operating - Permitted

Operating - Permitted

Storey / Sparks

Carson City / Carson City

Ponderosa DairyOperating - PermittedNye / Pahrump
Western EliteOperating - PermittedLincoln / Alamo
West WendoverOperating - PermittedElko / West Wendover

*  -  Landfill Class Definitions

“Class I” means a disposal site that:

  1. Is comprised of at least one municipal solid waste landfill unit including all contiguous land and structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the land used for the disposal of solid waste; and
  2. Is not a Class II or Class III site.

“Class II” means a disposal site:

  1. Which is comprised of at least one municipal solid waste landfill unit;
  2. Which accepts less than 20 tons of solid waste per day on an annual average;
  3. Where there is no evidence of contamination of groundwater originating from the site;
  4. Which serves a community that has no other practicable alternatives for waste management; and
  5. Which is located in an area that annually receives no more than 25 inches of precipitation. The term includes all contiguous land and structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the land used for the disposal of solid waste.

“Class III” means a disposal site that accepts only industrial solid waste

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