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        The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Sustainable Materials Management oversees the Permitting of Solid Waste Landfills and other waste management facilities within the state of Nevada.

        • NOTE - Clark and Washoe Counties administer permitting programs for landfills and waste management facilities within their jurisdiction and can be contacted at the following numbers:

          Clark County - Southern Nevada Health District - 702.759.0600

          Washoe County - Washoe County Health District - 775.328.3752

        Below is the list of permitted and/or approved facilities administered by the Division of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Waste Management. 

        Landfill NameStatus & Class *County/Nearest Town
        Amargosa ValleyPost Closure - Class IINye / Pahrump
        Battle MountainOperating - Class IILander / Battle Mountain
        BedRocNot Operating - Class ILincoln / Alamo
        Carson CityOperating - Class I & IIICarson City / Carson City
        Copper BasinPost Closure - Class IIILander / Battle Mountain
        CrestlineOperating - Class IILincoln / Panaca
        Dry Lake SiteNot Operating - Class IILincoln / Rural Area
        Elko CityOperating - Class IElko / City of Elko
        ElyOperating - Class I & IIIWhite Pine / Ely
        EurekaOperating - Class IIEureka / City of Eureka
        GoldfieldOperating - Class IIEsmeralda / Goldfield
        HawthorneOperating - Class IMineral / Hawthorne
        Hawthorne Army DepotOperating - Class IIIMineral / Hawthorne
        Humboldt RegionalOperating - Class IHumboldt / Winnemucca
        JungoNot Operating - Class IHumboldt / Winnemucca
        KennametalOperating - Class IIIChurchill / Fallon
        Lockwood RegionalOperating - Class I & IIIStorey / Lockwood
        MesquiteOperating - Class ILincoln / Mesquite
        Mohave Power PlantPost Closure - Class IIIClark / Laughlin
        Nevada Test SiteOperating - Class II & IIINye / Nevada Test Site
        New AustinPost Closure - Class IILander / Austin
        North Valmy Power PlantOperating - Class IIIHumboldt / Valmy
        Pahrump ValleyOperating - Class INye / Pahrump
        Pershing CountyOperating - Class IIPershing / Lovelock
        RawhideNot Operating - Class IMineral / Rural Area
        Reid Gardner Power PlantOperating - Class IIIClark / Moapa
        Round MountainOperating - Class IINye / Round Mountain
        Russell PassOperating - Class IChurchill / Fallon
        TonopahOperating - Class IINye / Tonopah
        Tonopah Test RangeOperating - Class IINye / Tonopah Test Range
        TS Power PlantOperating - Class IIIEureka / Carlin
        Western EliteOperating - Class IIILincoln / Alamo
        W. WendoverOperating - Class I & IIIElko / W. Wendover
        Nevada Waste Tire Facilities  
        Site NameStatusCounty/Nearest Town
        GreeNu CommoditiesNot Operating - PermittedChurchill / Fernley
        Nevada Compost Facilities  
        Site NameStatusCounty/Nearest Town
        Bently Compost FacilityOperating - PermittedDouglas / Gardnerville
        Genoa Trees & LandscapeOperating - PermittedDouglas / Minden
        NNCC Compost PlantOperating - PermittedCarson City / Carson City
        Ponderosa DairyOperating - PermittedNye / Pahrump
        Western EliteOperating - PermittedLincoln / Alamo
        West WendoverOperating - PermittedElko / West Wendover

        *  -  Landfill Class Definitions

        “Class I” means a disposal site which:

        1. Is comprised of at least one municipal solid waste landfill unit including all contiguous land and structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the land used for the disposal of solid waste; and
        2. Is not a Class II or Class III site.

        “Class II” means a disposal site:

        1. Which is comprised of at least one municipal solid waste landfill unit;
        2. Which accepts less than 20 tons of solid waste per day on an annual average;
        3. For which there is no evidence of contamination of groundwater originating from the site;
        4. Which serves a community that has no other practicable alternatives for waste management; and
        5. Which is located in an area which annually receives no more than 25 inches of precipitation. The term includes all contiguous land and structures, other appurtenances and improvements on the land used for the disposal of solid waste.

        “Class III” means a disposal site which accepts only industrial solid waste

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