Recycling is a simple way to make a difference every day. Estimates from the EPA say that every person generates about 1.5 pounds of recyclable materials daily and every year 22 million tons of household recyclables go to landfills, become litter, and pollute water.
In 1991 Nevada passed legislation that encouraged recycling with goals that at least 25% of everything we throw away is diverted away from the landfill. In addition to commonly recycled items like cans and paper, this also includes other items like old appliances, light bulbs, and tires, among much more. According to the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, "as of 2017, Douglas County had the highest rate of recycling at 51.6%, Carson City in second at 26.7%, and Washoe County in a close third at 24.6%."
Check out this list from Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful of locations to recycle or dispose of common items in Northern Nevada.