Illegal Dumping

Disposing of grass clippings, shrubs, and household goods on public or private lands is ILLEGAL. Violators may be subject to a $1,000 fine and/or six months in jail.

The Washoe County Health District, U.S. Forest Service, Sheriff's Department, and Bureau of Land Management conduct routine surveillances to apprehend any illegal dumpers.

To report an illegal dumping in progress or an illegal dump site location, contact the following public safety dispatch number:

  • 329-DUMP (1-775-329-3867)

Deserts and canyons are not the place to dispose of yard waste, household goods and other debris. Lockwood Landfill will accept yard waste and other bulky items such as furniture and appliances any day of the week.  Waste Management offers four free trips per year if account is in good standing.

I-80 East at Mustang Exit (Exit 23)
Monday thru Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Phone: 775-342-0401

Use of local transfer stations is also recommended. Transfer stations accept everything from household debris to furniture to yard waste. Consult the yellow pages for private haulers who will remove waste and debris from your property.

Transfer station locations, phone numbers, and hours*
Transfer StationAddressPhone numberHours*
Sage Street Transfer Station 1900 E. Commercial Row Reno, NV 329-8822 Monday - Saturday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Stead Transfer Station 3890 Mount Anderson Stead, NV 972-9160 Tuesday - Saturday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Incline Transfer Station 1076 Tahoe Blvd., Hwy 28 Incline Village, NV 831-2971 Monday - Friday , 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Saturday & Sunday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Gerlach Transfer Station Hwy 34, 1 mile north of town 557-2601 Monday 8 a.m. - noon; Wednesday 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. - noon

* Call Waste Management at 775-329-8822 to check current operating hours, as hours can change by the season.