A hometown business that originally began in Winnemucca has now spread its operation to the Fallon area.
The Fallon Chamber of Commerce recently conducted a ribbon-cutting at Desert Disposal on the Reno Highway.
Owner Janet Kubichek said Desert Disposal began 30 years ago in Winnemucca, and she thought the timing was right to expand to Fallon in the spring.
“It was an opportunity to grow the business,” said Danielle Mariezcurrena, who along with her husband, Augie, operate the local firm.
Kubichek beams with pride when she discusses the businesses and how it has grown to serve most of Nevada’s northern tier.
“We are all family owned and operated,” she said. “We provide pride in our work, and Fallon will appreciate the type of service we give.”
Not only will Desert Disposal serve Fallon but it will also serve the surrounding counties of Lyon, Mineral, Pershing and Lander. The Winnemucca office has expanded to Elko, northern Lander and Eureka counties.
“We do a lot of work for the mines from garbage and toilets to septic pumping,” she said.
According to Kubichek, Desert Disposal not only provides portable toilets but also offers septic tank pumping and septic tank inspection. The business also furnishes wash stations.
During the fire season, Kubichek said Desert Disposal provides portable units for the Bureau of Land Management.
While the Fallon location is expanding its services, Kubichek said Desert Disposal in Winnemucca also offers garbage pickup service. Kubichek smiled, then laughed about an additional service offered in Winnemucca. She also has an embroidery business with about 15 machines used for logo making.
Kubichek, a longtime Nevada resident, firmly believes in being a strong community member. For example, Desert Disposal won a major award in Fallon’s Fourth of July parade last month; furthermore, Kubichek said Desert Disposal does not charge for funerals or weddings.
Desert Disposal is located at 4855 Reno Highway. The Fallon telephone number is 775-737-3647; the Winnemucca telephone numbers are 775-623-5115 or 775-636-2221.