Christmas tree recycling available in Washoe County, Incline Village |

Christmas tree recycling available in Washoe County, Incline Village

Since 2001, more than 300,000 trees have been recycled throughout Nevada thanks to the help of Christmas Tree Recycling programs and thousands of volunteers and sponsors. The recycling programs were established to provide an easy alternative to landfilling and prevent illegal dumping of Christmas trees in public open spaces. When chipped into mulch, cut trees become valuable organic material used in landscaping projects that help conserve soil moisture, keep plants healthy and control weeds.

The Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Christmas Tree Recycling program runs from Dec. 26 through Jan. 10 in Washoe County. This year there are nine drop-off locations.

Trees can be dropped from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Bartley Ranch Regional Park in South Reno; Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in North Reno; Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks; and fire stations in Washoe Valley, Spanish Springs, Cold Springs, Silver Knolls and Lemmon Valley.

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In Incline Village, Waste Management will collect clean trees for recycling at the curb on trash service day Jan. 4-8. Trees must be cut into 3-feet-or-less lengths. Drop off trees of any size at Preston Field from Dec. 23 to Jan. 29. North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District will chip trees for local erosion control projects. For more information, go to http://YOURTAHOEPLACE.COM/Public-works.