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Recycling Ordinance


Recycling in Las Vegas: Your Apartment Community's Guide

Las Vegas, the neon-lit entertainment capital, isn't just about glitz and glamor; it's also committed to sustainability. Recycling plays a key role in minimizing the city's environmental impact. Let's dive into Las Vegas' recycling ordinances and explore how your apartment community can make recycling a part of the Vegas experience.

Las Vegas Recycling Rules: What You Need to Know

  • Participation is the Law: Las Vegas law mandates that multi-family properties with 15 or more units must provide recycling services to their residents.
  • Keeping it Simple: Las Vegas makes recycling easy with a single-stream system. These items are generally accepted:
  • Paper, cardboard (flatten all boxes)
  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Glass bottles and jars (any color)
  • Plastics #1, #2, #4, and #5
  • Cartons (from milk, juice, etc.)
  • What to Leave Out: Items like plastic bags, food scraps, and Styrofoam don't belong in recycling bins. The most up-to-date list can be found on Republic Services' website: https://www.republicservices.com/municipality/southern-nevada

Tips for Effective Recycling in Your Las Vegas Apartment

  1. Partner for Success: Republic Services is the primary hauler for Las Vegas. However, for apartment complexes, a different private hauler specializing in multi-family dwellings may be more suitable.
  2. Accessibility is Key: Ensure recycling bins are just as visible and accessible as regular trash bins throughout your property.
  3. Clear Communication: Provide residents with user-friendly guides (with visuals!) outlining acceptable materials. Emphasize that recycling bins are for clean, empty recyclables only. Share regular reminders in newsletters and on social media.
  4. Water Conservation Matters: Las Vegas' desert environment makes all conservation efforts extra critical. Educating your residents about how recycling saves water is an important message.

Why Recycling Matters in Las Vegas

  • Landfill Limits: In an arid environment, minimizing landfill waste is crucial. Recycling extends the lifespan of landfills.
  • Water Conservation: Creating products from recycled materials can use significantly less water compared to raw materials; an important factor in Las Vegas.
  • A Greener Image: Showcasing your commitment to recycling makes your apartments attractive to eco-conscious renters.
  • Fostering Community: Organized recycling initiatives build a sense of shared responsibility and pride among residents.

Resources for Recycling Success

Let's Make Vegas Greener – Together!

By understanding the city's recycling rules and empowering your residents to recycle effectively, your apartment community becomes a shining example of sustainability in Las Vegas.