Single-Stream Recycling Program to start locally in November

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Updated: 4/19/2013 2:14 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Reno’s Single-Stream Recycling Program will begin in neighborhoods by November 7, 2013 and will be rolled out through the fall.

Single-stream recycling is a system in which all acceptable recyclable items can be mixed together in a single recycling cart. With this program, customers will have a green trash cart and will receive an addition green cart with a blue lid for recyclables. Customers will no longer need to separate recyclable materials into the yellow and green crates. The closed-lid recycling container will help reduce litter in the community as items will not be able to be blown out of them.

The new program gives customers options to choose their cart size and provides the ability to pay less if residents generate less waste. All current recyclables are acceptable along with allowing recyclable items such as plastics #1-7, newspaper, chipboard, cardboard, and mix paper. Additional improvements include that each year residential customers will be able to take four loads to the Waste Management Transfer Station for free and receive 20 stickers for extra items to be disposed of outside of their normal garbage container.

To meet the increase in recycling volume, Waste Management will fully fund an eco-center that will be able to accommodate the recycling volumes that will be generated by the Single-Stream Recycling Program along with providing a community drop-off location for green waste, electronic waste, medical waste, and household hazardous waste. The eco-center is expected to be built by December 2014.

Reno residents can now begin choosing their new carts, view rate options, and get the answers to frequently asked questions by visiting For more information about Reno’s Single-Stream Recycling Program visit

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Kramer - 4/20/2013 1:42 PM
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I'm waiting for the window decal of a little guy "single-streaming" onto a WM recycle bin....

Kramer - 4/20/2013 1:41 PM
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People now using Commercial Row drop-off dump everything they think is recycle-able into bins, but Isn't. The list is long, a 5th-grader could figure this out, though. Thus WM just cons gullible, well-intentioned (and possibly, guilt-ridden) Nevadans. How ludicrous is it for WM reps to be at Earth Day explaining what constitutes a "bottle" Now, we get to toss #1-7. At one Oakland Sav-On store, a bench out front is labeled "this bench made from x_thousand recycled plastic bottles". let a thousand plastic flowers bloom,Reno (not Sparks, NOOOO)

Kramer - 4/20/2013 1:30 PM
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Reno has caved to this 'shill' of going "green". Sparks hasn't, but they are indifferent anyway. WM has pulled the wool over everybody's eyes for so long anyway... There has been rampant pilfering of recyclable plastic and aluminum beverage containers right at the Commercial Row drop-off facility for years, every weekend. some are scammers who claim to 'work' for WM and want to "help people 'unload'. Another is a guy living in his truck with a dog who just backs in and loads up cans, headlights on all the while. Also, a guy who can barely walk pushes a shopping cart all over NW Sparks emptying green and yellow bins and even trespaassing into driveways to rifle through garbage. More "dirt" on this in another post.

Speed - 4/19/2013 6:17 PM
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Sounds like the system we have in Elko. Not sure how it's working so far as it's a pretty new arrangement,but it seems to be good.

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