Washoe County Announcement

Waste Management helps keep Washoe County clean with Residential Dump Days
Free and reduced rate dumping July 11-12.

RE-POSTED ON BEHALF OF WASTE MANAGEMENT NEVADA

Reno, Nevada. July 1, 2015. In an effort to assist residents with household cleanups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management of Nevada announced the next "Residential Dump Days," scheduled for Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12. Residential Dump Days are held only at the Waste Management transfer stations in Reno.

"Residential Dump Days help keep thousands of yards of waste and bulky items from being dumped illegally in our open space," said Sarah Polito, Waste Management of Nevada’s spokesperson. "We are committed to helping the communities that we serve with their environmental service needs."

Identified materials commonly associated with illegal dumping will be accepted at no charge. These specific items include eligible household appliances (freon-free refrigerators, hot water heaters, stoves, dishwashers and washers/dryers) and eligible bulky waste (sofas, chairs, mattresses and box springs).

"This event provides our customers with the opportunity to dispose of their bulky waste and other Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) at a discounted rate," said Polito.

Any material that falls outside of these parameters will be accepted at more than 50 percent off the regular gate rate (rates outlined below).

The reduced dump rates accompanied by free dumping for specific items during Residential Dump Days are the result of a partnership between Washoe County and Waste Management. This program helps residents clean up their homes and our communities, which in turn, decreases the amount of illegal dumping in our area. Both Washoe County and Waste Management recognize the role of citizens in making this effort successful by ensuring they understand what is eligible for free dumping versus reduced dump rates during this two-day event.

Rates

  • Standard pick-up truck with Municipal Solid Waste (MSW): $10.00 flat fee
  • Small pick-up truck with MSW: $6.50 flat fee
  • All eligible common household appliances and bulky items as identified below: No charge

Acceptable Household Appliances:

  • Refrigerators (additional charge for Freon recovery)
  • Hot water heaters
  • Stoves/dishwashers
  • Washers/Dryers

Acceptable Bulky Waste:

  • Sofas
  • Chairs
  • Mattresses
  • Box Springs 

WM Transfer Station Locations

  • 1390 E. Commercial Row, Reno, NV 89512 (Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
  • 13890 Mt. Anderson Road, Reno, NV 89506 (Saturday/Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)

Please Note:

  • Residents only – commercial customers will be charged the normal rates;
  • Electronic Waste/Recycling will NOT be accepted at this event;
  • Hazardous waste will not be accepted at any time;
  • Tires are limited to four per residential household.

For more information on Residential Dump Days, please call Waste Management at (775) 329-8822.

About Waste Management Nevada

Waste Management of Nevada is a community-based provider of environmental solutions. As the leading provider for commercial and residential curbside collection for recycling and disposal, Waste Management of Nevada delivers local solutions with the knowledge and resources of the nation’s largest recycler, Waste Management. For over a decade, Waste Management of Nevada has employed over 250 employees and serves approximately 131,000 customers in northern Nevada. The Landfill Gas-to-Energy facility at the Lockwood Regional Landfill produces 3.2 megawatts of electricity that powers more than 1,800 homes by using landfill gases. The Lockwood Regional Landfill is a Wildlife Habitat Council site that provides protection for various raptors in northern Nevada. To learn more about Waste Management of Nevada, visit www.reno.wm.com.

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