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Carson City Landfill

Carson City has one landfill site, located at 3600 Flint Drive, at the east edge of Carson City, open to the public six days a week (closed on Sundays), from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (You must be in by 5:00 p.m.) The landfill is closed on New Year's Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.  You can contact the Landfill Gatehouse by calling (775) 882-6066.

Fees are charged based on quantities and types of waste materials, and you may pay by cash or upon receipt of a credit application, on account with the City.  Debit or credit cards are now being accepted as well.

Recycling drop-offs at the landfill are free for aluminum cans, tin cans, newspaper, plastic and glass bottles and cardboard.  Also accepted at no charge are motor oil, antifreeze, and automobile batteries. Costs for recycling other materials (i.e, scrap metal and clean wood waste) are minimal.

Landfill Disposal Limits

The following constituents shall not be disposed at the Carson City Sanitary Landfill when concentrations are equal to or greater than those defined by the toxicity characteristic leaching procedure (TCLP) test:

EPA Hazardous Waste Number

Contaminant

Limits (ppm)

DO04

Arsenic

5.0

DO05

Barium

100.0

DO06

Cadmium

1.0

DO07

Chromium

5.0

DO08

Lead

5.0

DO09

Mercury

0.2

DO10

Selenium

1.0

DO11

Silver

5.0

DO12

Endrin

0.02

DO13

Lindane

0.4

DO14

Methoxychlor

10.0

DO15

Toxaphene

0.5

DO16

2, 4-D

10.0

DO17

2, 4, 5 TP (Silvex)

1.0

DO18

Benzene (common in gasoline)

0.5

DO19

Carbon Tetrachloride

0.5

DO20

Chlordane

0.03

DO21

Chlorobenzene

100.0

DO22

Chloroform

6.0

DO23

o-Cresol

200.0

DO24

m-Cresol

200.0

DO25

p-Cresol

200.0

DO26

Cresol

200.0

DO27

1, 4-Dichlorobenzene

7.5

DO28

1, 2-Dichloroethane

0.5

DO29

1, 1-Dichloroethylene

0.7

DO30

2, 4-Dinitrotoluene

0.13

DO31

Heptachlor

0.008

DO32

Hexachlorobenzene

0.13

DO33

Hexachlorobutadiene

0.5

DO34

Hexachloroethane

3.0

DO35

Methyl Ethyl Ketone

200.0

DO36

Nitrobenzene

2.0

DO37

Pentachlorophenol

100.0

DO38

Pyridine

5.0

DO39

Tetrachloroethylene

0.7

DO40

Trichloroethlyene

0.5

DO41

2, 4, 5-Trichlorophenol

400.0

DO42

2, 4, 6-Trichlorophenol

2.0

DO43

Vinyl Chloride

0.2

 

Total Petroleum Hydrocarbon (TPH)

100.0

To receive Carson City residential rates, the landfill customer must show proof of residency.

Carson City residents can have their recyclable items picked up every two weeks outside their homes. The cost is approximately $1.25 each month, and reusable crates are provided by Waste Management, Inc., for aluminum cans, tin cans, newspaper, plastic and glass bottles.  Pick-up is scheduled for the same day as the regular trash pickups. Curbside recycling accepts aluminum cans, food cans, newspaper, magazines, catalogs, plastic and glass bottles. Paper bags can also be used to hold recyclable paper. To sign up for curbside recycling, contact Waste Management at 882-3380.  Residents may also drop off their recycling at Carson City’s landfill or at Waste Management (5560 Sheep Drive).

Through the combined efforts of Carson City’s residents and local businesses, 17,334.70 tons of material were recycled, achieving a recycling rate for Carson City of 20.50% in 2011.  

See the  Recycling Guide

Recycling Tips:

  • Never dump used motor oil down any type of drain or in the trash.  Used motor oil should be placed in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid, and not be mixed with any other substance, before taking it to the Carson City Landfill or another location that recycles used motor oil.
  • Ideally, antifreeze should be recycled without being removed from a vehicle's cooling system. Do not throw used antifreeze in the trash and do not leave it in an open container.  Remember, antifreeze has a sweet taste that appeals to pets and small children and can be extremely dangerous if consumed.  Antifreeze can be recycled at the landfill.
  • Automotive batteries contain a corrosive chemical and should never be placed in the trash.  Automotive batteries can be recycled at the landfill.
  • If your old furniture still has some useful life, old appliances are still in working condition or you have other reusable items, please consider donating them to a local charity or thrift shop, where they can be used by those in need rather than filling up your landfill.

Household Hazardous Waste Program

The Carson City Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility provides Carson City residents with free hazardous waste disposal services every Thursday afternoon by appointment only for materials such as oil-based paint, varnish, stain, gasoline, pesticides and herbicides.  For more information or to make an appointment, please call the Environmental Control Authority at 887-2355.

Items that are not accepted by the Household Hazardous Waste Program include:

  • Water based latex paints (dry out paint can and dispose of in trash with the lids left off)
  • Biohazard or radioactive wastes
  • Propane cylinders of any kind

If you observe a release of hazardous materials, please call 911 immediately and stay away from the material.  Only trained personnel should handle hazardous materials.

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Last updated: 6/24/2014 7:35:37 AM