Waste Management Helps Keep Washoe County Clean….“Residential Dump Days” Offers Reduced Rates and Free Select Dumping on July 2nd and 3rd

Reno, NV – June 27, 2011 — Waste Management announced today the third quarterly “Residential Dump Days” to be held in 2011 at the WM Transfer Stations in Reno. The dates for this event are Saturday, July 2nd, and Sunday, July 3rd. Residential Dump Days are held solely at the Transfer Stations in Reno since the 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 the first weekend in July. 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
1) Standard pick-up truck with MSW $10.00 flat fee
2) Small pick-up truck with MSW $6.50 flat fee
3) 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
Acceptable Bulky Waste:
Box Springs
Please Note:
1) Lockwood Landfill is closed on Saturdays and Sundays;
2) Electronic Waste/Recycling will NOT be accepted at this event;
3) 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
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.
For more information on Waste Management’s local services, please visit, www.thinkgreen.com
or www.wm.com.