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Spring cleaning tips — you can recycle that stuff

Seventy-two stickers designating green or yard waste recycling will be mailed to each billing address in mid-April.
Courtesy IVGID |

This year’s early spring arrival gives us a great opportunity to clean up our homes and properties in Incline Village and Crystal Bay. The cleanup efforts do not need to be wasteful, as there are several community recycling programs available:


This year fire safety is especially important. The seasonal curbside green waste recycling program will be offered by Waste Management between May 4 and July 24.

Keep an eye on your mail; the 72 special stickers designating green or yard waste recycling will be mailed to each billing address mid-April. Place one sticker on each bag and place the bags curbside on your normal recycling day.

Any color bag can be used but they must be securely tied and less than 40 pounds each. The stickered yard debris will be composted rather than sent to the landfill.

Last year, 20,300 bags equaling 386 tons were collected and recycled. For information, contact Waste Management at 775-831-2971 or view the flier on YourTahoePlace.com/Events.

If you have larger branches and tree debris, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District offers a free curbside chipping service. Call them at 775-831-0351, ext. 8118, or schedule online at nltfpd.net.


Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents have a convenient one-stop drop-off service available at the IVGID Public Works Household Hazardous Waste Site.

The site accepts a long list of common items such as: batteries, used electronics, fluorescent light bulbs, household cleaners, paints, stains and garden chemicals.

Most items are accepted for free, in limited quantities, but a small fee is requested for televisions. The site is located at 1220 Sweetwater Road and open Tuesdays and Thursdays 3-5 p.m., or by appointment.

For information, call IVGID Waste Not at 775-832-1284 or visit tinyurl.com/qxtx6a7.


The single-stream blue bag recycling program accepts clean paper, cardboard, glass, metals and hard plastics. Using the program can allow you to greatly reduce your “waste size.”

Information on everything you can recycle in the District is available in the IVGID Community Recycling Guide, also at tinyurl.com/qxtx6a7.

“IVGID Tip” is a bi-weekly feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides. This tip was provided by IVGID Waste Not. For information, call 775-832-1284 or email wastenot@ivgid.org.

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