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November 24, 2014

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Trash, recycling proposal divides county commission

Clark County commissioners were unable to reach a consensus on a proposal that would require twice-a-week trash pickup and once-a-week recycling pickup at homes.

Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, who proposed the plan, moved to bring the proposal back in a November meeting to allow commissioners and Republic Services, the waste collection company, to do more research on the issue.

Giunchigliani said she thinks Republic Services already has been collecting fees to pay for the increase in service, but the company insists the proposed change would require a fee increase.

Republic Services instead wants to collect trash and recycling once a week, as it is already doing in some pilot program areas.

Commissioners appeared to be divided on the proposal, with many opposed to a fee increase and others opposed to once-a-week trash pickup.

Republic Services is the waste collection company for all of the Las Vegas Valley, but any changes made by the commission would only apply to unincorporated parts of the county, further complicating the issue for commissioners who wish to maintain uniformity in districts that cover both incorporated and unincorporated parts of the valley.

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  1. I live in an area with the pilot program. It works very well, but only because of the larger containers. I was previously in an area with twice a week trash but only every other week recycling with the 3 SMALL bins. That was horrible!

  2. Our neighborhood is just the opposite of perki's. We have poor compliance because people are frustrated by the bins. Paper and plastic blow out and you have to make multiple trips to the curb. Don't buy anything nice to roll the bins to the curb or the metal scroungers will steal it. I'm coming around to the large bin because it would be easier.