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On this page you will find local businesses that can help you on your way to reducing your household waste!
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Refuse single-use plastic water bottles and start refilling! Every 5 gallon refill can reduce the demand for 15-60 single use bottles! This company also offers alkaline water refills. Check them out in Reno!
Stop wasting food or disposing of food scraps and start rotting (aka composting)! Down to Earth Composting makes it easy to compost in the Reno/Sparks area. They offer curbside pick up as well as multiple drop off locations!
The Nest offers vintage pieces, because craftsmanship mattered back in the day, as well as unique and gently used clothing and household items. I found an adorable reusable napkin and table cloth set here and absolutely love these items! As well as great options for burning man outfits. The Nest now offers our NEW refillable and reusable products! A great store to check out for any occasion!
Shear Perfections has partnered up with Green Circle Salons to recycle 95% of their salon waste. Hair clippings create hair booms to clean up oil spills, hair foils and old metal products are made into bike and car parts, and no left over color is dumped into waterways! Support businesses that help protect our environment and make your appointment with Shear Perfections today!
Strange Bikinis offers locally handmade biodegradable swim ware! Ali with Strange Bikinis makes this swim ware out of Amni Soul Eco fabric, which can anaerobically biodegrade in a LANDFILL within 3 years! While other textiles will take decades to decompose in a landfill after being discarded. Saving the planet never looked so good on you!
A local nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a more sustainable and beautiful region through waste reduction, education and active community involvement. Check out their website to learn how you can get more involved in cleaning up our community!
Keep Truckee Green is the Town of Truckee’s Solid Waste and Recycling Division. They coordinate garbage, recycling, yard waste, and composting services for residents and businesses in Truckee. They also work to reduce the amount of waste we create in our community through events and programs that encourage residents to consume thoughtfully and reuse what they have. Together we can preserve the environment we all enjoy.
The League to Save Lake Tahoe (Keep Tahoe Blue) is a solutions-oriented team of Tahoe advocates who use innovation, boots on-the-ground action and a unique, holistic approach to solve the environmental challenges threatening the Lake we love. Through campaigns such as combating pollution, advancing restoration, and tackling invasive species, together with our community of residents and visitors, we Keep Tahoe Blue.
Clean up the Plastic is a local nonprofit organization that has a mission to fight back against plastic and all forms of pollution in our global environment, both on land and under the surface, starting with Lake Tahoe and the Cayes in Belize. They will be conducting the first ever underwater clean up of Lake Tahoe around it's 72 mile perimeter come summer 2021! Learn more and get involved by checking out their website!