Purchasing items with recycled content, choosing reusable containers over single-use items, and selecting products that last longer are just some of the ways we can reduce waste. The City is committed to reducing waste, reducing the use of disposable products, and implementing a user-friendly recycling program.
In October 2009, City employees held a drive to recycle used cellular phones. Over 100 phones were collected and donated to S.A.F.E. House to benefit victims of domestic violence.
The City initiated a pilot program at two city-owned parks (Mission Hills and Arroyo Grande) with recycle bins placed to collect plastic, aluminum, and paper materials. Additional parks will be added as funds become available.
The City is currently working with
Republic Services to
single-stream residential recycling pilot program within several neighborhoods in Henderson. In the meantime, check out their
recycling services for information on the existing program.
The City of Henderson recycled over 3,000 Christmas trees in addition to the 109-foot, 22,000-pound tree from the M Resort that was featured on CNN. The mulch will be used at the base of trees throughout City parks.
The EPA is challenging all citizens to conserve our natural resources by committing to reduce, reuse, and recycle at home, in your community, and at the office. Learn what you can do to make a difference. Non profits are getting into the act of recycling too. Organizations such as Freecycle.
The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) is working to reduce waste generation and increase recycling throughout Nevada with its NevadaRecycles.gov Program. Find out more about these recycling opportunities and support for starting new programs at schools and other organizations in our community.
Non profits are getting into the act of recycling too. Organizations such as Freecycle and Habitat for Humanity's ReStore provide people with an opportunity to donate gently used items to a good cause AND allow someone else to get more use out of them.
Data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency indicates that between 500 billion and a trillion plastic bags are consumed worldwide each year. Less than 1% of these bags are recycled.