State report finds recycling lags in Vegas compared with US

Published: Dec. 14, 2019 at 10:40 AM PST
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Resorts on the Strip have won praise for their recycling efforts, but a state analysis shows the rest of the Las Vegas area falls short of national recycling rates and has shown little signs of improvement since 2003.

A state report found that about 20% of waste produced in Clark County last year was recycled. That was well below the national recycling rate of 35%.

The Las Vegas Sun reports that municipal contracts with the main waste-hauler in the region, Republic Services, only guarantee recycling service to single-family homes in Clark County.

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