This policy brief will analyze the current state of municipal waste, both residential and commercial, in Clark County Nevada. Southern Nevada’s reliance on inexpensive disposal of waste results in lack of support for sustainable investment in waste diversion programs. Clark County lags significantly behind the US in terms of recycling processing due to problems related to collection of materials and limited programs that divert food waste in a city reliant on casinos that dispose tons of food per day. A multifactor approach which includes education, investment in waste diversion, policy change for waste collection and cost, and management of waste hauling monopolization is necessary.
Environmental Policy, Public Policy, Sustainability, Municipal Waste, Recycling
Environmental Policy | Public Policy
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Municipal Waste in Southern Nevada: Understanding the Obsession with Garbage.
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