County Assumes Solid Waste Service

Lincoln County will assume handling the solid waste service itself. The current short-term contract for solid waste hauling with Western Elite expires Jan. 31, and at the county commission meeting Jan. 3, commission members accepted the … [Read more...]

Garbage Hauling Bids Revealed

A few days before Christmas, sealed bids for the solid waste hauling service in Lincoln County were opened in the office of County Planning and Building Director Cory Lytle in Pioche. “We had bids from two companies, Western Elite and Arrowhead W … [Read more...]

After 10 Years, Mathews Departs from County Commission Board

Outgoing County Commissioner Paul Mathews gave what he called a farewell address to the board at the end of the county commission meeting on Monday. He said after 10 years on the board, “as I have traveled to other counties and other places (even a … [Read more...]

Buyout of Recology Contract Nearly Finalized

County commissioners plan to hold a special meeting this Monday to finalize the details of buying out Recology as the solid waste handler for the county. District Attorney Daniel Hooge said at the regular Aug. 1 meeting, “Everything looks good on t … [Read more...]

Sheriff Cautions Public About Burning Trash in Dumpsters

Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee stated this week burning of the overflowing garbage in collection dumpsters is illegal. He said he fully understands the frustration on the part of the county since Recology stopped hauling garbage on June 17, “but b … [Read more...]

Western Elite Installing New Dumpsters

County commissioner Paul Mathews, member of the subcommittee that has been dealing with solid waste haulers Recology and Western Elite said Western Elite is placing new collection bins at the local transfer stations this week. Mathews said he was … [Read more...]

Trash buildup creating concerns across county

Trash from private and business sources is beginning to pile up in all the communities of Lincoln County since Recology, the solid waste hauler, suspended collection service as of June 17. A special meeting is scheduled for Monday at the county … [Read more...]

Recology Ceases Trash Hauling

Recology will no longer collect trash in Lincoln County, effective today. A letter dated June 14 and published as a paid advertisement in this week’s Lincoln County Record announced the decision. Dr. Adam Katschke, chairman of the Board of County C … [Read more...]

Recology extends contract 2 years

Recology, the solid waste haulers in Lincoln County, have not yet presented the County with a final draft of a new contract agreement, but they have done something rather generous. County Commissioner Paul Mathews reported at the March 2 … [Read more...]

Recology Discussion Tabled

Dec. 1 was to be the date the County Commission was to receive an update from the garbage subcommittee on their continuing talks with Recology and approval to go out to bid on Request for Proposal for garbage hauling services, hiring of a legal … [Read more...]

Recology Contract Extended 120 Days

The five-year contract with Recology, the San Francisco based solid waste hauler for Lincoln County has expired, but an extension of 120 days has been agreed to by the Board of County Commissioners. A select committee conducting new contract … [Read more...]

Garbage Contract Briefly Extended

County Commissioners have set the date of Oct. 20 for the first public hearing on the new contract and what negotiations may have developed up to that time. The idea of door-to-door pickup service was discussed, and Yamamoto said from studies … [Read more...]

Public hearing held on Western Elite permit request

Most all the seats in the Alamo Annex courtroom were filled for a public hearing conducted by the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection (NDEP) regarding a request for a permit modification to the Western Elite Landfill facility, about 35 miles … [Read more...]