Everything can be commingled together except glass. The materials will be sorted at the same facility as the recyclable materials collected through the Valley’s curbside program. They will be sorted in the high tech Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in North Las Vegas. We are keeping the glass separate because the material can contaminate the paper. Please help us keep the materials free of contamination to ensure all materials are recycled. You can help by following the guidelines about what we do and do not accept as well as placing the items in the proper dumpster. Please place the items in the correct dumpster or bin. We have the following dumpsters:
- Commingled Dumpster(s)*: All materials except glass can go into these dumpsters. It is best to have the materials loose in the dumpster or use a paper bag. Please try to avoid using plastic bags. Typically, there will be three or four of these dumpsters available.
- Glass Bottle Dumpster: Please rinse bottles. Remove caps (put them in with your other recyclable materials in the commingled dumpster). Do not break glass. Important: Keep all glass jars and bottles separate from other recyclable materials. Do not include mirrors, plate glass, chinaware or ceramics.
- Cardboard Shed: Corrugated Cardboard only! Please place cereal boxes and similar feeling materials in the commingled dumpster. Flattening cardboard helps conserve space in this shed/bin. Small cardboard can be put in the commingled dumpster.
Please help us keep the DUDO area clean. Any bags left next to the dumpsters should be securely tied and any boxes of paper should be weighed down to avoid wind-blown litter.
Please be respectful and only bring clean containers, especially milk jugs, steel cans, dog/cat food cans, and detergent bottles.
If you have questions about these instructions, please either email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 702-895-3760.
*The dumpsters will be painted and properly labeled in the near future. For now, they are still labeled for the old sorting procedures.