Whether you are new to the Las Vegas Valley, setting up recycling service in your own name for the first time or moving to a new residence, getting recycling service can be a giant pain. This guide will help simplify your life by providing you with one place to find all the info you'll need to start your new life in Las Vegas.
770 E. Sahara Ave.
P.O. Box 98508
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8508
Recycling has become as important to cities across the country as traditional trash and garbage collection. Green initiatives, the economic and social benefits and the diminishing land available for dumps and landfills have made recycling a must do for Las Vegas. In many ways Las Vegas is a Johnny come Lately to the recycling initiative, but the city and its recycling partner Republic Services have done a great job in beginning to play catch up.
Las Vegas residents are encouraged to participate in the recycling program and currently there is no additional charge for the service. However there are some important steps that must be taken to begin recycling. First you must order color coded recycling bins by calling 702-735-5151 and following the voice prompts to residential service. The bins are provided at no cost, but Republic Services does ask that they be left behind when you move so that subsequent residents can participate in the recycling program.
Recycling pickup dates are currently bi-weekly. Check your trash bill for your calendar code and download a pdf calendar detailing your pickup dates for the year.
Recycling is simple. Follow these four basic guidelines direct from Republic Services.
- Red Basket: Aluminum cans, tin cans and plastic bottles. Empty all cans and plastic bottles. Aluminum cans can be crushed and tin cans should be rinsed out. Remove all lids from all plastic soda bottles and milk jugs. Make sure your plastics are recyclable by looking for the recycling symbols that have a 1 or 2 inside the triangle.
- White Basket: Newspapers, telephone books, and magazines. Please remove all strings and rubber bands.
- Blue Basket: Glass bottles. Please rinse bottles. Remove caps. Do not break glass. IMPORTANT: Keep all glass jars and bottles separate from other recyclables. DO NOT include mirrors, plate glass, chinaware or ceramics.
- Corrugated Cardboard:Flatten cardboard boxes and place them next to the recycling baskets.
Excess recyclables may be placed alongside your baskets as long as they are contained and in clear plastic bags labeled recyclables. If you need additional baskets, please contact our office.
For more information on the importance of recycling check out my colleague Larry West's work on recycling.