LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Do you have items you need to recycle? Or shred? Wednesday is America Recycles Day and a huge recycling/shredding event is being held on UNLV’s campus that involves numerous partners who will be accepting all kinds of recyclable items including everything from light bulbs to computers.
In honor of the day, Sustainability Partners of Southern Nevada will hold a recycling event at the Thomas and Mack Center on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m.
The map below shows where attendees can donate.
The organizers of the event ask that recyclers make sure their recyclables are empty, clean, and dry before bringing them. You can see the specific lists of what the organizers are accepting at this link.
Here’s a list of some of the items that will be accepted:
- Recycle plastics #1, #2, and #5 will be accepted. Look at the bottom of containers for the number inside the recycling arrows.
- Metal Cans
- All food and beverage metal cans will be accepted, including steel, tin, and aluminum.
- Cardboard, Newspaper, and Magazines
- Recycle newspaper inserts, catalogs, paperback books, phone books, and brochures.
- Paper Food Containers and Cartons
- Recycle juice boxes, egg, ice cream, and milk cartons, and cereal and pasta boxes.
- Paper Shredding (Each car is allowed two banker-size boxes)
- Envelopes, office paper, junk mail, greeting cards, file folders, card stock, and newsprint (These items can be mixed together)
- Cardboard, manuals, and booklets more than 0.25 inches thick, hardcover books, magazines, IDs, badges, payment cards, plastic cards, hard drives, CDs, DVDs, microfilm/microfiche and X-rays
- Other recycling items being accepted include household appliances, coffee makers, toasters, hair dryers, curling irons, music keyboards, phones, game consoles, DVD players, microwaves, cable boxes, LCD, LED, and Plasma TVs, printers, copiers, keyboards, computers, monitors, and power cords.
- Goodwill of Southern Nevada is also at the event and will be accepting clothing, shoes, electronics, flat-screen TVs, small appliances, lamps, framed art, holiday decor, dishes, books, games, and toys.