Due to necessary maintenance, the Transfer Station on Commercial Row will have limited days of operation from February 26 to April 18. Please click here to download information including a calendar of days open to the public.


Waste Management is pleased to provide residential and commercial garbage, and residential recycling collection to City of Reno residents. Single family residential services includes:

64-gallon or
96-gallon Trash Cart

96-gallon Single-Stream Recycling Cart (included in rate)

20 Excess
Waste Stickers

Four trips to the transfer stations in Reno or Stead at no additional cost*

Recycling Contamination Program
When contamination is spotted in a cart, it is not serviced. The driver documents the contamination with a photo, which is attached to the account. The driver also tags the cart to immediately let the customer know why the cart was not serviced.

1st & 2nd Incident

3rd & 4th Incident

5th Incident

Notification Letter Sent

Customer Fined

Cart Removed

A follow-up letter is sent to the customer which includes a photo of the contamination for reference and a list of options available for disposing of non-recyclables. Education materials about what belongs in the recycling cart is also provided. If it’s not on the list, it can’t be recycled curbside. Click here for more information.

The first two contamination incidents will result in notification letters. The third and fourth contamination incidents will result in a notification letter and a fine. On the fifth occurrence, the customer receives a letter informing them they have lost their option to participate in the program and the recycling cart is removed.

Think Green is not just a motto at Waste Management — it’s our way of doing business.


* Four total trips per year. One standard pick-up truck (or 3 cubic yards) per trip. Customers must be current with their bill and present a driver license that matches the service address on the account or their current bill for service.