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Waste Management 'Residential Dump Days' in Virginia City

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From Waste Management:

In an effort to assist residents with household cleanups and curb illegal dumping, Waste Management announced the next "Residential Dump Days," scheduled for Friday, May 2, and Saturday, May 3. Residential Dump Days will be held only at the Waste Management transfer station in Virginia City. In addition, Waste Management will host the "Lockwood Landfill Annual Spring Free Dump Event" on nine specific days throughout the month of April. 

"Providing Residential Dump Days help keep thousands of yards of waste and bulky items from being dumped illegally in our open space," said Sarah Polito, Waste Management of Nevada's spokesperson. "We are committed to helping the communities that we serve with their environmental service needs."

Identified materials commonly associated with illegal dumping will be accepted at no charge. These specific items include eligible household appliances (freon-free refrigerators, hot water heaters, stoves, dishwashers and washers/dryers) and eligible bulky waste (sofas, chairs, mattresses and box springs).

"With spring cleaning season here, this event provides our customers with the opportunity to dispose of their bulky waste and other Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) at a discounted rate," said Polito. 

Any material that falls outside of these parameters will be accepted at more than 50 percent off the regular gate rate (rates outlined below).

The free disposal for specific items during Residential Dump Days is the result of a partnership between Storey County and Waste Management. Both recognize the role of citizens in making this effort successful by ensuring that they understand what is eligible for free dumping versus reduced dump rates during this two-day event.

Residential Dump Days
1. Standard pick-up truck with MSW                              No charge (up to three-yards)  
2. Small pick-up truck with MSW                                   No charge (up to three-yards)  
3. Additional MSW                                                       Standard rate
4. All eligible common household appliances                 No charge      
           And bulky items as identified below

Acceptable Household Appliances:                               Acceptable Bulky Waste:
- Refrigerators (additional charge for                         - Sofas
     Freon recovery)                                                     -  Chairs
- Hot Water Heaters                                                 -  Mattresses
- Stoves/Dishwashers                                                -  Box Springs
- Washers/Dryers                                                     -  Standard tires (no more than four)

Unacceptable Items:
-      - Dirt                                                                          -  Cathode Ray Tubes (CRT)
-      - Concrete                                                                  -  Large heavy metals, such as auto bodies
-      - Liquids                                                                     -  Engines    
-      - Toxic or hazardous materials                                     -  Transmissions

WM Transfer Station Locations
End of Washington Street and R Street
Virginia City, NV
Friday:               8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday:           8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Lockwood Landfill Annual Spring Free Dump Event: In addition to the quarterly Residential Dump Days, Waste Management is offering its annual free dump weekends at the Lockwood Landfill throughout April. The weekends have been chosen for the "Lockwood Annual Spring Free Dump Event" to give residents several options, including two Saturdays, which will help reduce wait times. The dates at Lockwood Landfill are:

-      -   April 10, 11 and 12
-      -   April 17, 18 and 19

Lockwood Landfill Location and Hours of Operation
2401 Canyon Way
Sparks, NV 89434
Monday – Friday:      8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  
Saturday:                8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (only for the Lockwood Annual Spring Free Dump Event)            
Sunday:                  Closed                     

Please Note:
1. Both events are for residents only – commercial customers will be charged the normal rates;
2. Lockwood Landfill is closed on Saturdays and Sundays outside of these selected dates;
3. Electronic Waste/Recycling will NOT be accepted at this event;
4. Hazardous waste will not be accepted at any time;
5. Tires are limited to four per residential household.
For more information on Residential Dump Days, please call Waste Management at (775) 329-8822 or Storey County Community Services Department at (775) 847-0986.

From Waste Management

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