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Permitted Disposal Facilities

Types of Solid Waste Management Facilities in Clark County

  • Class I Landfills (municipal solid waste)
    • A discrete area of land or excavation where solid waste is disposed.
  • Class III Landfills (industrial / inert solid waste)
    • A discrete area of land or excavation where industrial or inert solid waste is disposed.
  • Transfer Stations
    • Solid waste is brought to these facilities by route trucks, then consolidated, and placed into larger long haul trucks before going to a landfill or other solid waste management facility for final disposition or processing.
  • Materials Recovery Facilities
    • Recyclables and/or materials recovered for use as a fuel or a soil amendment are recovered from solid waste at these facilities before being transported to a Landfill for disposal, a Recycling Center for further processing or to market for use.
  • Recycling Centers
    • These facilities process and consolidate source separated recyclables or recyclable material such as, but not limited to, paper, cardboard, and metal in preparation for reentry into the market.
  • Compost Plants
    • Utilizing a controlled system of natural biodegradation these facilities produce compost using to bacteria to break down green waste and various organic debris to make soil amendments.
  • Solid Waste Storage Bin Facilities
    • Located in outlying areas of Clark County, these facilities allow for pickup of large bulky items, special handling waste streams, or large amounts of solid waste and then are sent for further processing or disposal at a landfill.
  • Medical Waste Management Facilities
    • These facilities process, treat, and consolidate medical waste prior to its ultimate disposal.
  • Waste Grease Facilities
    • Process used cooking oil, grease trap waste, and other non-hazardous liquid wastes and/or organic material that cannot be placed directly into the sanitary sewer system to remove residual debris and contaminants prior to recycling or repurposing.
  • Waste Tire Management Facilities
    • Waste tires are currently prohibited from disposal in Clark County Municipal Landfills, these facilities collect and process waste tires for the purposes of recycling, creating tire derived fuel and/or disposal outside of Clark County.
  • Waste to Energy/Fuel facilities
    • These facilities produce energy in the form of electricity or a fuel such as methane from solid waste using some process of conversion. This process may be thermal (gasification, thermal depolymerization, incineration, pyrolysis, plasma arc gasification, etc.) or nonthermal (anaerobic digestion, fermentation, mechanical biological treatment, etc.).

What happens after I receive a permit?

  • All permitted solid waste facilities in Clark County are routinely inspected to ensure solid waste is being properly managed and does not pose a risk to public health or the environment.

What can I expect during the inspection?

  • Inspections are generally performed unannounced and occur during regular business hours.
  • Upon arrival, the inspector will introduce himself/herself and provide the proper credentials. The inspector will ask to speak to a site representative, usually a manager, supervisor, or someone who knows the facility and is familiar with its processes.
  • During the walkthrough, the inspector will survey the areas where waste is being stored or processed, and adjacent areas that may be impacted by those processes. The inspectors will go through their inspection checklist and take photographs of the conditions at the facility.
  • After the walkthrough is complete the inspector may ask to review the following:
    • Daily records of solid waste received and transported
    • Documentation of rejected or prohibited loads
    • Records of emergencies or unusual events
    • Documentation of disposal of restricted wastes if applicable
  • At the conclusion of the walkthrough, the inspector will review the inspection report with the site representative. Any discrepancies or violations noted will be explained prior to the inspector’s departure. A copy of the inspection report will be provided to the site representative. If the inspection is non-compliant, the site representative will be notified of the corrective actions that need to be completed prior to the scheduled re-inspection.

Tips for Success

  • Keep an up-to-date copy of your permit application and other permits or jurisdictional approvals on hand
  • Ensure equipment list and facility map is up to date
  • Post copies of your process flow diagrams for employees to see and follow
  • Ensure that all signs around the facility include the proper information outlined in the permit application
  • Inspect facility and its surroundings daily to collect any lightweight debris
  • If restricted waste is generated on site, please be sure to review the RWMI page for more information to ensure the facility is in compliance

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-0600


Updated on: February 25, 2021