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March 30, 2015 It’s our home. Keep Sun Valley Beautiful!

We have a great Sun Valley site this year for KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup, and are working closely with Sun Valley General Improvement District (SVGID), the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and Washoe County to really tackle the illegal dump sites in Sun Valley OHV area off Chimney Drive. We especially need help from volunteers… Continue reading

March 26, 2015 SPRING HAS SPRUNG: Find out how!

Spring has sprung in Reno, and those of us interested in gardening are starting to get busy. Staff from Healing HealthCare Systems volunteered to do a spring cleanup in the KTMB Sensory Garden last week, and it is now looking tidy and ready for the opening of the children’s train on Saturday. The daffodils planted… Continue reading

March 25, 2015 Prescription drug roundup April 25

There are a couple of locations in Reno-Sparks taking back prescription medications April 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.* Do not flush medications down the sink or toilet, or throw them directly in the trash. Incline Village Community Hospital – 880 Alder Ave., Incline Village Raleys – 18144 Wedge Parkway, Reno Walgreens – 10370 N. McCarran… Continue reading

March 17, 2015 Waste Management April 2015 residential dump days

Waste Management will hold their next reduced-rate residential dump days at their Reno and Stead transfer stations on April 4 and 5, 2015.* In addition, there will be nine free dump days at the Lockwood Landfill. The landfill is usually closed weekends, but will be open some Saturdays in April. Lockwood Annual Spring Free Dump… Continue reading

March 17, 2015 Upcoming recycling events

Several events are coming up for people looking to do a little spring recycling! For those looking to get rid of old paperwork after taxes, a community shredding event will be held April 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at 321 S Arlington in Reno. The event is free (but feel free to donate, and benefit KTMB!),… Continue reading

March 10, 2015 Help KTMB reach more trash during Nevada’s Big Give!

Have you heard of Nevada’s Big Give? Have you supported this day of giving before? KTMB is part of Nevada’s Big Give, and this year we have a special mission: We are using our donations to purchase a 4-wheel drive truck. As our volunteers know, every year we clean up and help erase some of… Continue reading

February 09, 2015 KTMB takes council members on river tour

KTMB Executive Director Christi Cakiroglu and river volunteer Pat Kleames took Councilwoman Jenny Brekus and Councilman David Bobzien on a tour of the Truckee River today to look at trash building up along the banks since the Sheriff’s work crew lost funding for regular cleanups. The tours are an outreach effort to raise awareness about… Continue reading

January 28, 2015 Record number of volunteers turns out for KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PDF J Merriman, Communications Manager (775) 851-5185 jmerriman@ktmb.org Photos, video and more: http://ktmb.org/christmas-tree-recycling/ Note: Event is called KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling More than 10,000 trees recycled in Washoe County Record number of volunteers turns out for community program Reno, NV (Jan. 28, 2015) — For the 24th year, KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling… Continue reading

January 19, 2015 Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service

We are so excited to be a part of UNR Center for Student Engagement’s MLK Day of Service. UNR students have been a huge part of our cleanup and beautification events this year; they are really embodying the spirit of this day and answering the question: What are you doing for others? See all the… Continue reading

January 12, 2015 Still have a tree?

KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling program is over for 2015, but there are still places you can take your tree if you don’t want it going in the landfill: RT Donovan or Full Circle Compost. Also remember: Waste Management will not pick up trees left at the curb. If you want to throw your tree away… Continue reading

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