Nevada Public Health and Safety

Sec. § 444A.040
Availability of programs for recycling or disposal of solid waste in certain counties and municipalities; approval of programs required; availability to residents of Indian reservation or colony.


1.

The board of county commissioners in a county whose population is 100,000 or more, or its designee, shall make available for use in that county a program for:

(a)

The separation at the source of recyclable material from other solid waste originating from residential premises and public buildings where services for the collection of solid waste are provided, including, without limitation, the placement of recycling containers on the premises of apartment complexes and condominiums where those services are provided.

(b)

The establishment of recycling centers for the collection and disposal of recyclable material where existing recycling centers do not carry out the purposes of the program.

(c)

The disposal of hazardous household products which are capable of causing harmful physical effects if inhaled, absorbed or ingested. This program may be included as a part of any other program made available pursuant to this subsection.

(d)

The encouragement of businesses to reduce solid waste and to separate at the source recyclable material from other solid waste. This program must, without limitation, make information regarding solid waste reduction and recycling opportunities available to a business at the time the business applies for or renews a business license.

2.

The board of county commissioners of a county whose population is 45,000 or more but less than 100,000, or its designee:

(a)

May make available for use in that county a program for the separation at the source of recyclable material from other solid waste originating from residential premises and public buildings where services for the collection of solid waste are provided, including, without limitation, the placement of recycling containers on the premises of apartment complexes and condominiums where those services are provided.

(b)

Shall make available for use in that county a program for:

(1)

The establishment of recycling centers for the collection and disposal of recyclable material where existing recycling centers do not carry out the purposes of the program established pursuant to paragraph (a).

(2)

The disposal of hazardous household products which are capable of causing harmful physical effects if inhaled, absorbed or ingested. This program may be included as a part of any other program made available pursuant to this subsection.

3.

The board of county commissioners of a county whose population is less than 45,000, or its designee, may make available for use in that county a program for:

(a)

The separation at the source of recyclable material from other solid waste originating from residential premises and public buildings where services for the collection of solid waste are provided, including, without limitation, the placement of recycling containers on the premises of apartment complexes and condominiums where those services are provided.

(b)

The establishment of recycling centers for the collection and disposal of recyclable material where existing recycling centers do not carry out the purposes of the program.

(c)

The disposal of hazardous household products which are capable of causing harmful physical effects if inhaled, absorbed or ingested. This program may be included as a part of any other program made available pursuant to this subsection.

4.

Any program made available pursuant to this section:

(a)

Must not:

(1)

Conflict with the standards adopted by the State Environmental Commission pursuant to NRS 444A.020; and

(2)

Become effective until approved by the Department.

(b)

May be based on the model plans adopted pursuant to NRS 444A.030.

5.

The governing body of a municipality may adopt and carry out within the municipality such programs made available pursuant to this section as are deemed necessary and appropriate for that municipality.

6.

Any municipality may, with the approval of the governing body of an adjoining municipality, participate in any program adopted by the adjoining municipality pursuant to subsection 5.

7.

Persons residing on an Indian reservation or Indian colony may participate in any program adopted pursuant to subsection 5 by a municipality in which the reservation or colony is located if the governing body of the reservation or colony adopts an ordinance requesting such participation. Upon receipt of such a request, the governing body of the municipality shall make available to the residents of the reservation or colony those programs requested.
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