In an effort to assist residents with household cleanups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management has announced the first quarterly “Residential Dump Days” to be held in 2013 at the Waste Management Transfer Stations in Reno. The dates for this event are Saturday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 6. Residential Dump Days are held solely at the Transfer Stations in Reno – the Lockwood Landfill is closed on weekends.
“Providing Residential Dump Days helps keep thousands of yards of waste and bulky items from being dumped illegally in our open space,” said Sarah Sciarani, Waste Management Public Affairs Representative. “We are committed to helping the communities that we serve with all of 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).
In addition, enhancing the program to include a reduced rate for all Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) is our way of helping our customers in these tough economic times,” said Sciarani.
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 government 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 citizens understand what is eligible for free dumping versus reduced dump rates during this two-day event.
Residential Dump Days
- 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 identified below: No charge
Acceptable Household Appliances:
- Refrigerators (additional charge for Freon recovery)
- Hot Water Heaters
Acceptable Bulky Waste
- Box Springs
- Lockwood Landfill is closed on Saturdays and Sundays
- Electronic Waste/Recycling will NOT be accepted at this event
- Hazardous wastes will not be accepted at any time
WM Transfer Station Locations
1390 E. Commercial Row Reno, NV 89512
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
13890 Mt. Anderson Road Reno, Nevada 89506
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
For more information on Residential Dump Days, please call Waste Management at (775) 329-8822 or (866) 844-1508.
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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 300 employees in the region and serves approximately 131,000 customers. 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. For more information, visit www.TruckeeMeadowsRecycling.com.