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Waste Management’s curbside yard waste program returning to Incline

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INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Waste Management’s annual yard waste program returns this month for residential customers living in Incline Village and Crystal Bay.

The 12-week program, which begins April 25 and ends July 18, allows residential customers to bag their yard waste and place it at the curb, or take it to the Waste Management Incline Village Transfer Station at no additional cost, provided customers adhere to program rules.

“In 2015, Waste Management collected 20,072 bags of yard waste,” said Sam Ottosen, Waste Management District Manager. “By providing this service we are helping keep the community clean and turning yard waste into another reusable resource, while living up to our mission to be a good community partner.”

Eligible customers will begin receiving their 72 yard waste stickers at their billing address this week, which they must place on the heavy duty bags they are filling with yard waste in order to qualify for free disposal.

Customers are required to adhere to the following simple steps to ensure success of the program and to avoid additional charges:

• Collect vegetative yard waste in heavy-duty bags (any color, except blue) and tie securely.

• Ensure each bag does not exceed 40 pounds.

• Ensure each bag is tied.

• Attach one yard waste sticker to each bag.

• Place the stickered bag(s) curbside on your recycling service day during the designated timeframe. If needed, call Waste Management at 775-831-2971 for a recycling calendar.

If customers do not want to leave their bagged yard waste at the curb, Waste Management offers free drop-offs at the Incline Village Transfer Station daily between 2-4 p.m., April 25 through July 18. All yard waste bags taken to the transfer station must have a yard waste sticker attached for free drop off. Customers must present their IVGID card. Not valid for landscapers.

“This is a free program that Waste Management provides to our customers at no additional cost to their base service for the past three years,” said Ottosen. “We are committed to helping Incline Village and Crystal Bay with their environmental service needs.”

Residents should note that if yard waste bags are placed at the curb on the wrong week or without a valid sticker, bags will be processed as solid waste, and customers will be subject to an additional charge of $2.31 per bag.

Additional yard waste stickers are available for purchase by calling Waste Management at 775-831-2971.

This article was provided by Waste Management. Visit wm.com to learn more, including which materials are accepted and not accepted as part of the free yard waste program.