Solid and Hazardous Waste

Improperly disposed waste affects the community and environment. It pollutes our water, harms wildlife, and threatens our physical health. Clark County Public Health works to protect its residents by monitoring landfills and recycling facilities, investigating illegal dump sites, and coordinating the clean up of illegal waste sites. As good neighbors, we can all do our part to safely dispose of waste. Visit the links below to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions


Hazardous wastes include, but are not limited to, heavy metals, toxic chemicals, oil, gasoline, paints and solvents. Hazardous waste is any waste generated from the use of a product containing a hazardous or toxic material that, if misused or improperly disposed, can release contaminants that are potentially damaging to the environment and harmful to humans and other living organisms.


Solid waste is household garbage, yard debris (leaves, weeds, prunings, grass clippings, brush and woody materials), and demolition and construction debris (old lumber, pallets, roofing, and so on).