Las Vegas Garbage Pickup: How It Works

Residents pay a private contractor, Republic Services, for trash removal

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Setting up garbage pickup in the Las Vegas Valley is not popular with consumers, who call it "a giant pain," among other things. It can be difficult to set up service, whether you are new to the area, establishing service in your name for the first time or moving to a new residence. Here are some pointers to help you simplify the process by providing you with one place to find the info you'll need to organize garbage pickup in the Las Vegas area.

Garbage removal, by law, is performed by a private contractor whom you pay directly for this service: 
Republic Services
770 E. Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89104

While many cities across the country use taxes to pay for trash collection services, Chapter 9.08 of the Las Vegas City Code requires Las Vegas residents to pay individually for these services, just as they do for water and electricity. Republic Services is responsible for all trash collection across the Las Vegas Valley. Currently, the trash collection fee is less than $20 a month, but this may vary.

Trash Pickups

Republic Services provides twice weekly trash pickup. To order new service, call (702) 735-5151 or email Republic Services with a service request. When ordering service, Republic advises customers to add the company's 96-gallon mobile cart for a small leasing fee; otherwise, you must provide your own trash receptacles that can be no larger than 33 gallons apiece.

For credit and lien Inquiries, email: RSSNCreditAndLien@repsrv.com. If you prefer to mail something in writing, send it to: 
Republic Services
P.O. Box 98508
Las Vegas, NV 89193-8508 

You can pay Republic Services online with a one-time payment, or you can set up automatic monthly payments.

Trash Tips

  • Use nothing larger than a 33-gallon trash can, or lease a 96-gallon mobile cart from Republic Services. All trash must be contained. Bags should be securely closed.
  • Limit your solid waste for any one pickup to six 33-gallon cans.
  • Tree limbs must be tied and bundled, and should not be more than 6 feet long.
  • Heavy items can be put out on any scheduled pickup day. Limitations: Total weight cannot exceed 50 pounds and total length cannot exceed 6 feet.
  • Break down all cardboard boxes and tie them in bundles. The accepted dimensions for broken-down cardboard is 3 feet by 4 feet.
  • Use only one location for trash pickup.