SERVICE ALERT: Storm conditions are impacting collection routes throughout Washoe County (including Reno, Sparks and Incline Village), and Storey County. Some routes may be reversed to allow roads in higher elevations more time to clear as daytime temperatures increase. This means your driver may arrive earlier or later than usual on your regular collection day. Thank you for your understanding as our drivers slow down for safety in winter conditions. Go to the My Account tab at to sign up for text and email service updates.

What does not go in my single-stream cart?

The following items are not recyclable in the City of Reno:

  • Food
  • Household Hazardous Waste
    • CFL light bulbs
    • Motor oil
    • Antifreeze bottles
    • Paint
  • Plastic bags
  • Needles
  • Cords and wires
  • Clothing
  • Diapers
  • Broken cups and dishes
  • Food Soiled Paper
  • Plastic serving utensils
  • Plastic cups and dishes
  • Soiled Paper towels
  • Electronics and batteries
  • Snack bags and wrappers
  • Polystyrene foam
  • Garden hoses