Recycle

Did you know a plastic bottle can be recycled into new plastic bottles 10 times before being made into another product, like clothing or carpet? Did you know that cans are infinitely recyclable? That’s right, they can be made into new cans forever. And the best part? When you put a can into your curbside recycling, it can be remade into a new can and back on your grocery store shelf within 60 days! Check out the video below for more information.

                                  

In 1991, Nevada passed legislation to incorporate a 25% recycling goal. This means that with everything we throw away, we want 25% of that material to be diverted away from the landfill. Nevada Recycles coordinates and administers education programs, events, presentations and various other activities to engage the community to recycle more and generate less waste.

Wayne Liechty
Held at the Silverton Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada Recycles and various community partners host a Pitch-a-Pumpkin event to launch and compost pumpkins that would normally be thrown away into the landfill. Annually held the first Sunday after Halloween. Picture taken by: Wayne Liechty                                          

 

Christmas Tree Recycling Program allows Nevadans to chip and turn their Christmas Trees into mulch instead of landfilling them.

 

Nevada Recycles and EPA sorting and weighing food waste to determine the amount of food being discarded.

 

Nevada Recycling Statutes

The Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) and Nevada Adminsitrative Code (NAC) are the statutes we follow to run Nevada Recycles.

NRS 444A.010 - 444A.110  Programs For Recycling

NRS 232.007   State Departments General Provisions- Recycling of paper required by state agencies

NAC 444A.005 - 444A.470  Programs for Recycling