Recycling Guide

KTMB Recycling Guide

Recycling helps reduce our contributions to the landfill and the use of nonrenewable resources.

Recycle or dispose of unwanted items at the following locations.

*Please call businesses to check hours, location and charges for recycling or disposal.*

ALUMINUM CANS
Earth First Recycling Inc. 626-2286
Schnitzer Steel 331-2267
Sims Metal 331-3023
Western Metals Recycling 358-8880

ANTIFREEZE
Reno Drain Oil Service 342-0351

APPLIANCES
NV Recycling 775-888-9888
Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission 323-7999
Schnitzer Steel 331-2267 (no microwaves or TVs)
Sims Metal 331-3023
Waste Management 329-8822
Western Metals Recycling 358-8880

ASPHALT/CONCRETE
Waste Management 342-0401
(rebar removed)

BATTERIES — CAR
Howard’s Chevron Inc. 786-2159
Kragen Auto Parts 853-8770
Northern Nevada Auto Wrecking Group 329-8671
Sims Metal 331-3023

BATTERIES — HOUSEHOLD
Batteries Plus 825-0566
(aka Batteries Plus Bulbs)
Whole Foods Reno 852-8023

BIKES
Kiwanis Bike Program 337-1717
Reno Bike Project 323-4488
Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission 323-7999

BOOKS — LARGE QUANITIES
Big Brothers Big Sisters 826-2122 (drop box map)
High Desert Recycling 358-3000

BUBBLE WRAP & PEANUTS
Mail Boxes Etc.
The Postal Depot 329-9313
Postal Annex Plus 626-6868(clean and usable materials only)

CARDBOARD — CORRUGATED
Earth First Recycling 626-2286
Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission 323-7999
Waste Management 329-8822

CARTRIDGES
Best Buy
ComputerCorps 883-2323
Encompass 972-8200
New2U Computers 329-1126

CELLPHONES
Area Best Buy, CVS and Target locations
ComputerCorps 883-2323
New2U Computers 329-1126
NV Recycling 775-888-9888
Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission 323-7999
Whole Foods Reno 852-8023

CDs, DVDs, and cases
Best Buy
New2U Computers 329-1126
NV Recycling 775-888-9888

CLOTHING
Big Brothers Big Sisters 826-2122 (drop box map)
Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission 323-7999
W.A.R.C. 324-1992

COMPACT FLUORESCENT BULBS
Batteries Plus 825-0566
(aka Batteries Plus Bulbs; also some tubes)

COMPOST
Full Circle Compost 775-267-5305(Minden, NV)
RT Donovan Company, Inc. 425-3015

COMPUTERS
ComputerCorps 883-2323
New2U Computers 329-1126
NV Recycling 775-888-9888
Reno-Sparks Gospel Mission 323-7999

GLASS
Waste Management 329-8822

HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE
H2O Environmental 351-2237

LUMBER
Waste Management 342-0401

OIL
Howard’s Chevron Inc. 786-2159
Kragen Auto Parts 853-8770
Reno Drain Oil Service 342-0351

PAINT
H2O Environmental 351-2237
Paint-disposal instructions

PAPER
Earth First Recycling 626-2286
NV Recycling 775-888-9888
Waste Management 329-8822

PESTICIDES
including insecticides, weed killers, rodent killers

H2O Environmental 351-2237
Nevada Department of Agriculture 353-3715
(please call before dropping off)

PHONE BOOKS
Opt out of any books you don’t want
Recycle with newspapers in curbside bin
Waste Management 329-8822

PLASTIC
Earth First Recycling 626-2286
NV Recycling 775-888-9888
Waste Management 329-8822
(#1 and #2 bottles only in yellow bins)
Whole Foods 852-8023

PRESCRIPTION DRUGS
Washoe County Sheriff’s Office 328-3001
Reno Police Department 334-2175
Sparks Police Department 353-2231

SCRAP METAL
Earth First Recycling 626-2286
NV Recycling 775-888-9888
Schnitzer Steel 331-2267
Sims Metal 331-3023
Western Metals Recycling 358-8880

TELEVISIONS
Best Buy
NV Recycling 775-888-9888
Waste Management 342-0401
(special program for Sony, LG, Zenith & Goldstar televisions and electronics)

TIRES
Firestone Tires 829-2880
Howard’s Chevron Inc. 786-2159
Tires Plus 525-9381

VEHICLES
Pick N Pull 359-4040

VHS TAPES
ComputerCorps 883-2323
New2U Computers 329-1126

WASTE WOOD
The Pallet Depot 971-1983

YARD WASTE
RT Donovan 425-3015

INCLINE VILLAGE
Waste Not 832-8603

  • Alicia Wong

    Is there a place we can recycle printer ink cartridges?

    • http://ktmb.org/ J Merriman

      CARTRIDGES
      Best Buy
      ComputerCorps 883-2323
      Encompass 972-8200
      Future Computer Tech. 329-0909
      New2U Computers 329-1126

  • Dan Wong

    Where can I dispose of/recycle propane canisters e.g. Coleman lantern propane canisters?

    • http://ktmb.org/ J Merriman

      Sorry for the delay, Dan! I am checking to make sure I give you the correct information.

      • JMerriman

        Ok, I haven’t gotten a really clear answer, but it looks like as long as the pin is broken (showing for sure that the bottle is empty), you can recycle them with regular steel at Waste Management Recycle America stations (Commercial Row and Greg Street). They won’t take them in their trucks, but you should be able to drop them off.

      • http://ktmb.org/ J Merriman

        And sorry again, Dan; we’ve had some trouble with our comments. While you can’t put these in your curbside bin, if you crush the pin (proving the canisters are empty) you should be able to take them to Waste Management Recycle America stations or the other metal recyclers in town.

  • KirkandBecky Stock

    I appreciate your web site! H2O Environmental will be helping me properly dispose of my household hazardous waste, and they were very easy to work with!

  • Diane

    I want to recycle fluorescent tubes — the 4-6+’ long ones (Not talking about CFLs — those I take to my local Home Depot customer svc desk)
    It would be helpful if this type of recyclable residential waste could be added to your list above.
    Where do you suggest that Washoe County residents take them for recycling — preferably at No Charge or at the smallest fee possible?

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