Be a Recycling Champion in Our Community
Every time you choose to recycle, you are giving that item a second life to serve a new purpose and save natural resources. Now more than ever it’s important that only the right items, free from contamination, make their way into your recycling bin to help keep recycling, and our shared planet, sustainable.
How to Dispose of Household Hazardous Waste
Household hazardous waste never belongs in your curbside carts.
WM is proud to partner with GrayMar Environmental to provide residential
customers an option for Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) disposal. Included in May bills for Sparks & Washoe customers and July bills for Reno customers is a voucher you can use to get rid of the paint, batteries, pesticides and other items that have been building up around your home for free. Please read the voucher carefully for program rules. Use the voucher for disposal during the program months: July, August and September 2023 (By appointment only).
IMPORTANT – Schedule your disposal
You must make your disposal appointment in advance on GrayMar’s website. Vouchers are required for free disposal. Disposal limited to 50 pounds. $1 per pound charges applies above 50 pounds.
Need to get rid of HHW during a non-program month?
GrayMar is open year-round to help, but regular pricing will apply outside of the WM program timeframe. GrayMar environmental is located at 13203 S. Virginia Street in Reno.
Here you will find resources to help you become that recycling champion for our community.
Residential Service Guidelines
Click here to be inspired by local leaders and members of our community, who strive to recycle right!
Request a presentation or tour for your group.
Click here to get hands on recycling education by one of our dedicated experts!
Recycling Rules Flyer
Download this recycling rules flyer to help you remember what to recycle and what to toss.
Click here to find out more about what WM is doing to make recycling work in a global economy.
Northern Nevada Recycling Assistance Program
WM is offering assistance to property managers and owners interested in developing a recycling program at their property.
Click here for more details
Request a tour of the Eco Center Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) or a recycling education presentation for your group.
Learn more about how your recyclables are sorted and prepared for remanufacture.
Request a tour for your group to see how single stream recycling is processed at our Reno MRF facility or you can have our outreach team come to you. Our outreach team can visit your classroom, community group or HOA to talk about recycling options and best practices to be a recycling champion. Please fill out this form and our team will contact you to discuss scheduling options.
Please tell us your group name, size and what you are most interested in learning.
Get to know our outreach team!
Click here to learn more about our recycling experts, Pheobe Judge, and Carly Norton.
Get to Know Our Outreach Team
As the Ombudsman and recycling coordinator, Phoebe focuses on resolving customer disputes and educating residents on best recycling practices. Phoebe received her degree in Natural Resource and Environmental Economics from the University of Nevada, Reno. After graduating, she pursued a career in clean energy and energy efficiency which brought her to Las Vegas, NV and Boulder, Colorado. Phoebe brings a diverse range of experience to Waste Management and hopes to create positive and memorable experiences in her community. Phoebe is a 2nd generation Nevadan who enjoys exploring the Sierras, making pottery and gardening.
Recycling Education Representative
As the Recycling Education Representative for Northern Nevada Waste Management, Carly is responsible for educating residents on the proper ways to recycle and why recycling is important to our community. When you reach out for tours of our Eco Center or recycling presentations for your groups, Carly will be delighted to assist you. Carly was born and raised in Reno, NV, then moved to Ashland Oregon and received her degree in Environmental Science. Since then, she has moved back to Reno and has had multiple jobs in environmental education. In her free time, Carly enjoys being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and working on upcycled crafts.