Las Vegas, a city in Nevada, USA, famous for its nightlife and entertainment, is very strict when it comes to its cleaning schedule. There is a fixed schedule for trash collection in all areas of Las Vegas, just like in most cities of the United States.
If you are a Las Vegas resident and want to sign up for the trash program or are already part of it, you need to know the following details about it.
Las Vegas trash schedule
Trash is collected throughout the Las Vegas city on a weekly basis regularly. Trash must be placed outside the houses before 5 a.m. as the collection starts after it. To schedule your pickup day, call at the management department using (702) 735-5151 number.
The office is open from 7am to 6pm from Monday to Friday whereas Saturday timings start from 8am to 12pm. In case of any complaint or other problem or question you have in mind, consider calling the same number.
Public Holidays to keep in mind
Public holidays do not affect the trash schedule in Las Vegas much. Trash schedule will be postponed and continued from the other day in case of the following holidays.
- Thanksgiving Day – November 23, 2023
There is no postponement in trash schedule on other public holidays like New Year Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Juneteenth, Christmas Day and others.
Las Vegas Bulk trash pickup
Items which are too large to be thrown in the trash carts are termed as bulk trash. These may be carpets (Dipose of for free), beds, household appliances and other such stuff. The schedule for bulk pickup can be checked from the government’s website http://old.cityofnorthlasvegas.com/docs/Utilities/Bulk_Schedule/Trash-Bulk-Pick-Up%20Schedule-Calendars.pdf. To schedule any day for bulk pickup, you can get help by calling at (702) 735-5151.
Items which can be sent in bulk pickup
Bulk waste should be put near the trash bins at places which do not block the traffic or disturb anyone. Following are the items which can be sent in bulk waste.
- Study table
- Cupboard door
- Window grill
- BBQ grill
- Coffee table
- Toilet seat
- Bathroom sink
- Lawn mower
- Doors (of a certain size)
- Hot water heater
Items not to be thrown in bulk trash
Some items which seem to be greater in size are still not allowed to be thrown in the bulk waste. Here are some names.
- Appliances containing CFCs like refrigerators and air conditioners
- Radioactive household waste
- Glass items
- Treadmills and other exercising machines
- Steels materials
- Dangerous wastes
- Porcelain bathtubs
- Gym dumbbells and other weights
- Medical waste like syringes
- Construction waste like concrete
- Rocks and bricks
- Paints and other such chemicals
- All types of household electronic appliances
Not all items should be thrown into trash cans, instead, all items which can be recycled should be done so. Government has announced it illegal to throw recyclable goods into trash bags.
Recyclable items include all dry paper items like magazines and newspapers, glass mugs, plane glass and other glass items, cardboard boxes, plastic bottles and other small items made out of plastic, tin cans storing food or liquids, junk mail, aluminum cans etc.
Note that the cans must be completely empty and dried before sending for recycling. Plastic bags can also be recycled but they should not be thrown inside the recycling container. Instead, take them to the nearby landfill or transfer stations for recycling along with other goods.
What to do with the household dangerous waste?
Household hazardous waste should be handled with great care. Firstly, do not transfer explosive or other unsafe materials to any other container and make sure to dispose of them from their original container. For example, paints and varnishes, when wet, are considered dangerous wastes. Hence, it is advised to not mix them with any other item.
To dispose of such items, contact the hazardous waste management department and ask for help, they will guide you with the right instructions and schedule a careful pickup.
Handling food waste
Nearly all kinds of food waste including dairy products, fruits and vegetables, meat products, fish residue etc. can be decomposed by easy methods. These things can also be used as fertilizers for certain plants. To handle food material, one must store them inside organic bags which themselves are decomposable and then out inside trash.
Another method of handling food waste is to put it inside a bag and then refrigerate the waste to cool temperatures and store it until the trash collection day in order to avoid a poor smell. Other food boxes must also be completely empty before you throw them inside trash cans.
How much does a dumpster cost in Las Vegas?
Garbage containers come in different sizes and hence their prices vary too. Average cost of a garbage can is $15 to $20 but it mainly depends on the area and size of the container one is requesting.
One has to enter his address on the government’s web page and the complete details of all sized containers appear.