Reno - Recycling, Dumps, and Greywater Disposal
Depositing waste is one of the things that we all need to be responsible about.
The future of Burning Man depends on it.
Moreover, it is illegal (aka “littering”) to leave or lose your waste — recycling, garbage, greywater — at ANY unauthorized location. Not at your camp. Not in your neighbor’s camp. Not on the side of the road. Not at rest areas. Not in some dumpster behind some business.
Leave No Trace means exactly that, folks, and it helps keep Nevada beautiful.
To do otherwise not only invites prosecution by law enforcement. It means time, energy, and money. It also makes Burning Man look really bad.
It’s fine not to take it all the way home with you; the locations below will be happy to take it off your hands.
And why not recycle?
Here are the locations of recycling facilities, garbage dumps, and greywater disposal stations in the region where you can properly disperse the extra baggage.
And of special note, some local businesses in the region have partnered together in convenient support of your trash and recycling disposal…
THE EXODUS TRASH AND RECYCLING NETWORK (EXTRA!)
Saturday, September 1 through Wednesday, September 5, 2012 – OPEN 24 HOURS!
There are several convenient 24-hour trash and recycling centers along all Exodus routes. Recycling is free and trash disposal is approximately $3 per 35-gallon trash bag. Human and other hazardous waste is not permitted.
Accepted Recyclables: Bicycles, plastics (SPI 1-5), glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, plastic bags, household (rechargeable and disposable) batteries, and non-perishable food and water. Please have your recyclables as clean as possible, and sorted and de-bagged before depositing into the appropriate containers. Please deposit trash separately into appropriate dumpsters.
Bonus Points! EXTRA proceeds from recyclables, and proceeds beyond expenses for garbage disposal, will be donated to help support new Black Rock Solar installations or other local community programs in the region. Non-perishable food and water will be donated to local Food Banks. Bicycles will be donated to local bike programs in support of kids. Your participation and care are very much appreciated in the sixth year of this multi-community project!
Other Recycling Centers
PLEASE NOTE that most of these recycling centers are closed weekends and Labor Day.
And for further information on recycling and recycling locations worldwide, check out http://earth911.org/.
1455 E. Greg St. – 775-329-8822 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm. Takes plastics, glass, aluminum, tin and steel cans, paper, and cardboard. No dumping – NO FURNITURE!
1100 East Commercial Row – 775-329-8822 – (Grand Sierra Resort) and (Downtown)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm, and all weekend. Takes plastics, glass, aluminum, tin and steel cans, paper, and cardboard. No dumping – NO FURNITURE!
Clean Harbors Environmental Services
1200 Marietta Way, Sparks – 775-331-9400 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-5pm. A place providing recycling, reuse and reclamation options for hazardous and non-hazardous materials including solvents, chemicals and oil, light bulbs, transformers and other electrical equipment.
Gone Green Recycling
1440 Industrial Way – 775-525-1447 - (East McCarran & Prater Way) - (Grand Sierra)
Open Mon-Fri 7:30am-4:30pm, but open 7:30-7:30pm during Aug 20-Sept 7. Two things of especial note regarding Gone Green. First, you can by used carpet and pads here for your camp in sizes ranging from 3′x3′ to 12′x30′ at pretty good prices. Second, you can also drop off your carpet and pads for recycling after Burning Man. They also recycle cardboard, plastics, aluminum, and steel.
Other Garbage Centers
1299 Washeim Street, State Route 447, Wadsworth – 775-575-0707 – (Wadsworth)
The closest trash as well as recycling facility to Black Rock City, just north of Wadsworth. See above in recycling section for full details.
1100 US Hwy 95A – 775-575-4964 – (Fernley)
Open Mon-Fri 8am-4:30pm daily. Closed Labor Day.
2401 Canyon Way – 775-342-0401 – map
Open 7:00am-4:30pm daily. Closed Labor Day.
Finally, here are a few places, most open 24/7, in the area to properly dispose of that Greywater and RV-Waste, and save you gas for the trip home!
1-80 Smokeshop & Campground
1000 Smoke Shop Circle, Wadsworth – 775-575-2181 - map
Open 6am-8pm daily, but Aug 21-23 6am-10pm, Aug 24-26 6am-midnight, Aug 27-29 6am-10pm, and open 24 hours from Aug 30-Sept 5 . RV greywater and trash disposal.
825 Commerce Center Drive – 775-575-2200 – (Fernley)
Golden Gate Petroleum
1055 South Rock Blvd, Sparks (775) 358-7400 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
TA Travel Center
I-80 Exit #19 East McCarran Blvd, Sparks, NV – 775-359-0550 – (East McCarran & Prater Way)
Boomtown KOA-RV Park
I-80 at Exit 4, Garson Road, Verdi – 775-345-2444- (Verdi)
Open Mon-Sat 6am-7pm, 6am-6pm Sun.
Terrible’s Gold Ranch RV Park
1-80 Exit 2 at Gold Ranch, Verdi – 775-345-8880 – (Verdi)
Open 9am-6:30pm daily.
Grand Sierra Resort RV Park
2500 East 2nd Street – 775-789-2129 – (Grand Sierra Resort)
Open 8am-8pm daily.
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