TOURS: Hands-on Experience

Complete your SWANApalooza experience—participate in the unique tours being hosted while in the Reno area.

Registration is required. Sign up as part of your initial registration process.
Cost: Members $105; Non-members $175

Check-In Location: Convention Center Main Entrance (South Virginia Street)

Lockwood Landfill : At Maximum Capacity

Tour type: Landfill Landfill Gas & Biogas

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Check-In Time: 8:00 a.m.


The Lockwood Regional Landfill is located within Storey County approximately 10 miles east of Reno. This modern, RCRA Subtitle D landfill began accepting waste in June 1969. It currently occupies approximately 350 acres of nearly 2,700-acres site. The Lockwood Landfill is engineered to protect the air, surface and groundwater. In 2012, a landfill gas-to-energy facility was built to naturally derive from the organics in a landfill, making it a source of “green” energy. The Lockwood Regional Landfill also accepts certain approved special wastes as detailed in the site’s operating plan.

RT Donovan Co. Inc.

Tour type: Road to Zero Waste

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Check-In Time: 8:00 a.m.

Family owned and operated in Spanish Springs since 1959, the prime source of landscape materials in the Northern Nevada region. RT Donovan is the only permitted commercial composter in Washoe County, and its compost is made exclusively with material brought by local residents and businesses.

Bently Ranch

Tour type: Road to Zero Waste Landfill Gas & Biogas

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Check-In Time: 8:00 a.m.


Bently Ranch promotes a sustainable ranching model by using renewable energy, supporting the local community and conserving resources. The 50,000 acres of ranch and farmland are maintained with green practices ranging from how the water is utilized, not relying on fossil fuels, accepting bio mass, which is turned into compost to use at the ranch helping to reduce waste protecting the land to keep the community vibrant and healthy.

Peppermill Resort Spa Casino

Tour type: Road to Zero Waste Landfill Gas & Biogas

Thursday, March 30, 2017
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Check-In Time: 8:00 a.m.

Peppermill Geothermal image

Join us for Peppermill Resort Spa Casino's Green Initiative Tour. Peppermill Resort takes their environmental footprint seriously and as such this state of the art facility touts not only a four diamond resort full of enjoyable pass times, but also a resort that invests in limiting impact and supporting a green environment. On this exciting tour you’ll learn about the resort’s investments in premier Geothermal Energy Resources, the Clean the World Recycling program, water recycling programs, facility practices that save environment impact and more! Join us at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno, NV.

Hotel Info

Atlantis Casino Resort & Spa
3800 S. Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
(800) 723-6500

NOTE: there are no rooms left under SWANA’s block. However, attendees can call the hotel to receive the best available rate.