ELKO RESIDENTIAL GARBAGE & RECYCLING

Elko Sanitation proudly provides top quality residential garbage and recycling in Elko County, NV. Please contact our offices at 775-738-3771 to set up your Elko residential waste collection service.

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Residential Waste Collection

AREAS SERVED

Elko Sanitation provides residential garbage and recycling to Elko, NV and residential waste collection for the surrounding Elko County communities of:

  • Bullion
  • Carlin
  • Deeth
  • Dinner Station
  • Halleck
  • Hunter
  • Jack Creek
  • Jiggs
  • Lamoille
  • Lee
  • Metropolis
  • Montello
  • Mountain City
  • Owyhee
  • Pleasant Valley
  • Ryndon
  • Shantytown
  • South Fork
  • Spring Creek
  • Tuscarora
  • Twin Bridges
  • Welcome
  • Wells
  • Wild Horse

ELKO GARBAGE COLLECTION

Elko residential garbage collection is performed once per week, Monday through Friday.

Elko Sanitation does not provide residential garbage and recycling on the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Nevada Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

These are the only holidays that might affect your residential trash & recycling service.

If one of the above holidays falls on a Monday - Friday, everyone's residential trash & service will occur one business day later. (Example: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday customers will be picked up on Friday, Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday.)

CONTAINERS

Residential

Holds

95 Gallon Cart

7-8 bags of trash


WE DO NOT ACCEPT

Elko Sanitation does not accept:

  • Animal carcasses
  • Antifreeze or motor oil
  • Appliances
  • Ashes (hot or cold)
  • Bulky items
  • Car batteries
  • Chemicals
  • Concrete
  • Construction debris
  • Dirt
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Liquid paint
  • Motor oil
  • Rocks

WHAT TO DO ON GARBAGE DAY
  1. Place the cart in the curbside street gutter by 5:30am on residential garbage and recycling day.
  2. Make sure the cart handles face your property with the lid opening toward the street.
  3. Place the cart at least 5 feet away from any obstructions (ie: mailboxes, vehicles, basketball hoops, low hanging trees and branches). This helps to ensure our Elko Sanitation Truck’s mechanical arm can pick up the cart.

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If you need additional Elko Garbage Collection carts please contact our office at 775-738-3771.

Elko Recycling

Elko Sanitation Company proudly offers a Commingled Recycling program in the City of Elko.

Why Commingled Recycling? Commingled recycling is easy, accepts a wide range of materials, and reduces the amount of trash that go into our landfill. In 2013, Elko Sanitation recycled over 482 tons!

Research shows participation and recycling levels increase when sorting is not required. Commingled recycling is more efficient because collection trucks can hold more materials in a single load. New recycling technology allows materials to be sorted at a central location.

Connect With The Future. Recycle. The Elko Sanitation Recycling Program is available to residents within the city limits of Elko, NV. Call 775-738-3771 today to join.

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PREPARATION IS KEY
A little bit of preparation goes a long way toward keeping our automated recycling trucks working for you and for the good of the planet. So, please keep recycling free of contamination, including garbage and food waste. Simply clean, rinse, dry and empty your recyclables. Contaminates like these can cause entire loads of otherwise clean recyclables to end up as garbage.

WHAT’S RECYCLABLE

Remember, a recycling symbol on an item doesn’t necessarily mean we can recycle it at the curb, or that there is a recycling market. For example, no glass will be collected with the comingled recycling program.

To help you separate what’s recyclable from what’s trash, follow the guidelines below:

RECYCLING - ACCEPTED MATERIALS
  • Aluminum, steel/tin, empty aerosol cans
  • Boxes, cardboard (flattened)
  • Magazines, junk mail, books, paper, & newspaper
  • Paperboard (cereal boxes)
  • Paper style milk cartons
  • Plastic Bottles & jugs – All plastics #1 - #7
  • Plastic food tubs (butter, sour cream)


Note: Lids can be recycled too. Please separate lids from the bottle/container.

RECYCLING- NOT ACCEPTED MATERIALS
  • Ceramics or dishes
  • Electronics
  • Food waste
  • Glass of any kind
  • Household hazardous waste
  • Motor oil containers
  • Plastic grocery bags
  • Small juice boxes or pouches
  • Styrofoam
  • Yard waste


WHAT TO DO ON RECYCLING DAY
  1. All items must fit in the 65 gallon cart provided to you by Elko Sanitation.
  2. Place the cart in the curbside street gutter by 5:30am on recycling day.
  3. Make sure the cart handles face your property with the lid opening toward the street.
  4. Place the cart at least 5 feet away from any obstructions (ie: mailboxes, vehicles, basketball hoops, low hanging trees and branches). This helps to ensure our Elko Recycling Truck’s mechanical arm can pick up the cart.

If you need additional Elko Recycling carts please contact our office at 775-738-3771.

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RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING PICK UP

Elko Recycling service is performed on the same day as your regular Elko Residential Waste Collection service.

Elko Sanitation does not provide residential garbage and recycling on the following holidays:
  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther Kin Day
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Nevada Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • Christmas Day

These are the only holidays that might affect your residential trash & recycling service. If one of the above holidays falls on a Monday - Friday, everyone's residential trash & service will occur one business day later. (Example: Thanksgiving Day, Thursday customers will be picked up on Friday, Friday customers will be picked up on Saturday.)