"Promoting, Maintaining, and Improving Your Connection to the Environment"
Lyon County manages Garvin Park (North of Garvin), and Twin Lakes Park (near Florence), and assists with maintenance of the Camden Regional Trail. Connecting to the Environment promotes a healthier lifestyle. Make a goal to visit a park this year. Your body will thank you.
Question: "Would you throw away your car if it still had value?" Of course not. Yet less than 50% of Lyon County residents recycle. We coordinate residential curbside recycling as well as recycling fluorescent, computer and TVs, mattresses & car seats. Don't see it on the list? Call to ask if it can be recycled.
Some items do have to be disposed of at the landfill, but we attempt to divert as much waste from the landfill as possible to delay expensive construction additions. Lyon County serves 8 Counties with our Regional Landfill. The landfill has a barrier to protect the groundwater, pumps and systems to manage rain water and landfill gasses, and daily practices to keep litter in control.
Our mission statement above is in line with our objectives to make wise financial choices, while at the same time advocating for protection of our local natural resources, and best management practices that protect the people in our region.