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Reno-Sparks Convention Center - Sustainability Efforts

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center currently recycles the following items:

  • Cardboard
  • Plastic Beverage Bottles and Aluminum Cans
  • Shrink Film and Plastic Sheeting
  • Magazines, Newspaper, Conference Brochures
  • Pallets

Available Upon Request (Additional Fees May Apply):

  • Construction Debris
  • Glass


  • Washoe County has a public transportation system with 25 bus routes in the Reno/Sparks area. Included is the Sierra Spirit, a free service which provides transportation through the downtown Reno area and UNR. For Schedule information, visit their Website at
  • The Reno-Sparks Convention Center is located on two major public bus routes with bus stops located on the East and West of the Convention Center property.
  • The Reno Sparks Convention Center is located approximately 2.4 miles from the Reno/Tahoe International Airport.


  • Lighting levels adjusted from (1/2) one-half to (1/3) one-third during move-in and move-out without any compromise to clients. 
  • Recent lighting retrofits have reduced energy consumption by 22%.
  • An updated Direct Digital Control system saves our facility approximately 20,000 kw’s per year.

Recycling Operations:

  • Recycling collection containers are located in all public concourses, exhibit halls and lobby areas.
  • Portable recycling bins for the collection of recyclable materials are available during event move-in, and move-out.
  • Recycling containers in requested meeting rooms.
  • A list of local organizations who will provide additional recycling opportunities not available at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center is available upon request.
  • Assigned attendants to monitor recycling containers.

Other Green Operations:

  • The Reno-Sparks Convention Center’s 43 acres of grounds features Xeriscape landscaping.  A simple landscape system that can reduce landscape water use by 50-75%.
  • Environmentally friendly products replace thousands of gallons of chemicals each year.
  • Restroom paper products contain recycled materials.  

For additional information on “Greening” your next event, please contact:

Melvin Vandermyden
Facilities Services Supervisor