Waste Management Helps Keep Washoe County Clean

Washoe County, NV. January 03, 2011. Waste Management announced today the first “Residential Dump Days” to be held in 2011 at the WM Transfer Stations in Reno. The dates for the first event are Saturday, January 8th, and Sunday, January 9th. Residential Dump Days are held solely at the Transfer Stations in Reno – Lockwood Landfill is closed on weekends.

In an effort to assist residents with household clean-ups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management will be offering reduced residential rates for Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) at both Transfer Stations in Reno on those two dates. In addition, 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). Any material that falls outside of these parameters will be accepted at more than 50% off the regular gate rate (rates outlined below).

The reduced dump rates accompanied by free dumping for specific items during “Residential Dump Days” is the result of a partnership between Waste Management and Washoe County government to develop a program that helps residents clean-up their homes and communities, and in turn, decrease the amount of illegal dumping in our area. Both Waste Management and Washoe County 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.

“Waste Management is committed to helping the communities we serve with all of their environmental service needs,” said Justin Caporusso, Waste Management Spokesperson. “Providing these ‘Residential Dump Days’ helps keep thousands of yards of waste and bulky items from being dumped illegally in our open space. And enhancing the program to include a reduced rate for all MSW is our way of helping our customers in these tough economic times.”

Residential Dump Days Rates: Standard pick-up truck with 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

Please Note: 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: 8:00am – 4:30pm Sunday: 8:00am – 4:30pm

13890 Mt. Anderson Road Reno, NV 89506 Saturday: 8:00am – 4:00pm Sunday: 8:00am – 4:00pm

For more information on “Residential Dump Days,” please call Waste Management at (775) 329-8822 or (866) 844-1508.

Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off Locations: Sites open December 26th – January 17th from 9am-4:30pm

Bartley Ranch Regional Park (Reno) 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd. (off Lakeside Dr.)

Rancho San Rafael Regional Park (Reno) 1595 N. Sierra St. (West side at Coleman St. entrance)

Shadow Mountain Sports Complex (Sparks) 3300 Sparks Blvd. (Shadow Ln. entrance)