Where Can I Recycle?

Nevada Recycles is updating the NDEP Recycling Database!  If you offer recycling services to the public, please click here for the application form.  We are planning on publishing an updated recycling location web map in Summer 2019.

Are you a large quantity generator or business looking for recycling resources? The Nevada Business Environmental Program provides free and confidential environmental management assistance for non-household waste generators.

General Recycling Locations 

Carson City

Carson City has free community drop off bins located at the Waste Management office and at the Carson City Landfill.  The Carson City Landfill also offers residents free household hazardous waste collection services every Thursday afternoon between 1:30 and 4:00 p.m., by appointment only. 

Single-stream recycling and green waste collection (starting July 2019) is made available by Waste Management for Carson City residents.


Churchill County

The Fallon Transfer Station has community drop-off recycling bins located at 2900 Enterprise Way, Fallon, NV 89406.  


Clark County

Boulder City Waste Free offers Boulder City residents information about recycling in their area.

Republic Services' Recycling Guide provides Clark County residents guidelines for their recycling program.

Southern Nevada Health District is a great resource for Clark County residents to locate areas that recycle materials.

University of Nevada, Las Vegas offers a drive up drop-off station.


Douglas County

Douglas County residents can utilize Douglas Disposal community collection bins or take their recycling to the Douglas County Transfer Station.


Elko County

Elko Sanitation offers curbside commingled recycling for residents.


Eureka County

Drop off containers are located at the Eureka County Landfill (701 S Main St).


Humboldt County

Recycling dumpsters are located at DeLong Construction (833 E 4th St., Winnemucca) and accept cardboard and bagged plastics and cans; Humboldt County Landfill recycle center (open 8am-6pm) accepts cardboard, paper, plastics, metals.


Nye County

Walmart/Sonic parking lot bin (300 S Hwy 16) and the Pahrump Valley Disposal (1410 E Mesquite Ave) offer community drop-off bins.


Pershing County

Big Meadow Recycling Center accepts most household plastics, water bottles, plastic containers, glass, aluminum, tin cans, aluminum pie tins, foil, cardboard, newspaper, office paper/shred and magazines.


Storey County

The Virginia City Waste Bin Site offers community drop-off recycling bins.

Lockwood Landfill offers used oil and antifreeze recycling and lead-acid battery collection.


Washoe County

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful's Recycling Guide.

Single-stream recycling is made available by Waste Management for Washoe County residents.


White Pine County 

The Ely Landfill offers cardboard, aluminum, plastic, and paper recycling for residents.


Special Waste Recycling Locations


By recycling e-waste at an R2 or e-Stewards® certified facility, you are supporting a recycler that has demonstrated through audits and other means that they are meeting high environmental standards, safely managing used electronics, and advancing best management practices.

Check their websites to find a full list of locations in Nevada that offer R2 and e-Stewards certified recycling. 


Household Hazardous Waste

Appliances: Appliances can be dropped off at most transfer stations free of charge. There is generally a fee for appliances containing refrigerants. The Reno Sparks Gospel Mission will also pick up appliances - call (775) 323-7999 for more information. 

Auto Fluids: Many auto parts or service stores accept used motor oil and other vehicle fluids. 

Batteries: Use the Call2Recycle store locator to see where you can recycle your rechargeable batteries in Nevada. Single-use alkaline batteries are difficult to recycle, however, some Batteries Plus stores will recycle them for a small fee. 

Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Bulbs: All Home Depots provide free CFL bulb recycling. 

Medical sharps and needles: Check out SafeNeedleDisposal.org to find Nevada collection locations. Republic Services also has services for medical sharps & needle disposal, as well as a mail back service.

Medications: For Clark County medication disposal, any Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Substation will take expired medications. Clark County's Pain in the Drain program also provides safe and anonymous disposal of prescriptions and medication. Join Together Northern Nevada also conducts a prescription drug round up biannually. Some Walgreens locations have a secure bin for dropping off unwanted medications.

Paint: Latex paint can be dried out (use kitty litter to speed up the drying process!). Once dry, the paint can be disposed of in the trash. Wet paint can be disposed of at household hazardous waste collections.

Pesticides: The Nevada Department of Agriculture offers a free collection service for unwanted pesticides. For more information call (775) 353-3715, or see their brochure.  



To donate your old car, visit Kars4KidsKUNR's Vehicle Donation Program or the Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission.