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Who do we need to use for garbage service?

The City of Sparks holds a franchise agreement with Sparks Sanitation which is a company owned and operated by Waste Management. Waste Management is the only company permitted by the Washoe County Health Department to haul “garbage” within the City of Sparks. “Garbage” is legally defined as a specific type of waste and is generated by all households as well as some classifications of business and industrial customers. Generally speaking, “garbage” includes waste matter such as food that naturally degrades quickly, causing concerns over odors and public health. Any container that includes any food wastes or containers that once held food for sale classifies the entire container as garbage.