Resources

The State of Nevada provides various resources, such as state recycling rates from county information and a biennial recycling report to the Legislative Counsel Bureau. 

State Recycling Rate

Recycling rates are calculated with data provided annually by recycling centers and waste haulers to their respective counties, who then compile that data into reports that are submitted to NDEP. The “recycling rate” is the ratio of recycled municipal solid waste (MSW) to total MSW generated, which is comprised of recyclables, household waste, and commercially-generated waste. Solid waste imported from other states is counted separately and is not part of the rate calculation. 

Nevada Recycles Grant

Under NRS 444A.110, NDEP has the authority to provide grants to municipalities, educational institutions, and non-profit organizations to enhance solid waste management systems and promote solid waste recycling. In January 2018, NDEP was able to fund new grants for the first time since 2006.

The Recycling Program is announcing the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2020 Recycling Program Grants.  For all of those interested in participating in this program, please see the Grant Instructions for details and contact informaion.  This year the program has $40,000 to distribute to qualifiying projects.  The deadline for submission is September 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm.  

Recycling Hotline

NDEP operates a toll-free Recycling Hotline: 1 (800) 597-5865 to provide information on local recycling services by county for common materials — like paint, fluorescent light tubes, and batteries — and more unusual recyclable items — like electronics, refrigerators, cars, and lawn and garden equipment. 

Other Resources

Bye Bye Mattress -- The Mattress Council provides mattress recycling in three states. Although Nevada does not currently have a program, there are sites in California that will accept mattresses for a fee.

Earth 911 -- Earth 911 helps people find their own shade of green in adopting environmentally sustainable behaviors.

KTMB -- Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful maintains a comprehensive guide to recycling in Washoe County on their website.

PaintCare -- PaintCare, Inc. is a non-profit product stewardship organization created by the American Coatings Association. In states that pass paint stewardship laws PaintCare establishes drop-off locations where the public can dispose of leftover paint for recycling, re-use, or other appropriate management.  Please contact the paint care organization for terms, conditions and fees.  

Recycle Bank -- Recyclebank partners with cities and brands to reward residents for helping to make their communities cleaner, greener places.

Southern Nevada Health Distrrict -- Southern Nevada Recycling Opportunities