After the Burn

As the annual migration of Burners to the Black Rock Desert prepares to get underway, so does the annual Reno-Sparks-Wadsworth drive-through recycling project. Now in its fifth year, the project will accept recyclables 24 hours a day from Friday, Aug. 26 through Wednesday, Sept. 7.

Recyclables include plastics (numbers 1-5), glass, all metals, paper, cardboard, plastic bags, household batteries and bicycles. Non-perishable food and water will also be donated to local food banks.

Participants can sort and deposit their recyclables into containers at the parking lots of the following stores:

• Save Mart Supermarkets: 525 Keystone Ave., Reno; 195 W. Plumb Lane, Reno; 565 E. Prater Way, Sparks; 9750 Pyramid Lake Highway, Sparks.

• Whole Foods Market: 6139 S. Virginia St., Reno.

• Trash Pros: 1299 Washeim St., State Route 447, Wadsworth.

Recycling is free, though non-recyclable waste will be unloaded for $3 per 35-gallon trash bag. After garbage disposal expenses are accounted for, proceeds will be donated to nonprofit Black Rock Solar to support new solar installations in the region.