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Old 08-10-2019, 11:23 AM
 
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I just moved to Las Vegas from NYC. Im wondering what are the recycling rules for things like cans, cardboard boxes? In NYC, all boxes had to be tied and separate from General waste (same with cans and plastic stuff). Whats it like here?
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Old 08-10-2019, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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republic recycle

^ lots of info in there specific to las vegas / henderson.

specifically:

recycling info
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Southern Highlands
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Recycling is not mandatory.
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Old 08-10-2019, 12:47 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Old 08-10-2019, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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I was shocked you can just throw glass into the general recycling. Not even joking that would have been a good enough reason to leave my city for Vegas hahaha. I get so sick of leaving bottles on the counter until there are 4-5 and it’s worth taking them out to the garage. We kept a recycling bin and a garbage can in the kitchen but drew the line at another bin for glass, looks too junky. Now I can throw glass into recycling, wow, that rocks! Another pro for Las Vegas.
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Old 08-10-2019, 05:14 PM
 
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As I recall from touring the new recycling facility a few years ago, I believe our guide indicated that the glass is crushed and then reused in road projects.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Las Vegas, NV
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As an NYC transplant myself, I'm probably way more diligent about it than others. The biggest thing to get used to was single-stream; I was very used to separating out paper, glass, metal, and plastic, but everything can just go into one bag. If you're in a high-rise, they generally take care of it for you, and you probably don't even need to break down the boxes, though I always do.
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Old 08-11-2019, 01:34 PM
 
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Do cardboard boxes need to be flattened and can they just be put out on sidewalk?
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:13 PM
 
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Do cardboard boxes need to be flattened and can they just be put out on sidewalk?
Most recycling haulers want the boxes broken down and cut into sizes small enough for the toter. Breaking down eliminates the potential of other items getting stuck inside and cutting down makes more room in the toter.
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Old 08-11-2019, 02:13 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX and Las Vegas, NV
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Recycling is becoming more difficult to justify. We toured Republic Recycling last Spring and learned they are having more difficulty finding customers to take the stuff and they are discarding about half the materials they take in at the curb. Third world countries are becoming less interested in buying our recycled materials.
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