Recycle Your Christmas Trees

Incline Village, NV…..WASTE NOT, Incline Village General Improvement District’s Conservation program, provides community conservation services to protect OUR resources. The WASTE NOT program is located at Public Works. Our purpose: to empower sustainable living by providing conservation programs for recycling, household hazardous waste, water conservation, watershed management, and education.

Washoe County…..Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful announces the 20th annual Christmas Tree Recycling campaign for residents of the greater Reno-Sparks area. Tree collection will begin Sunday, December 26th and run through Monday, January 17th at three community drop-off sites including Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks.

Collection sites will be open daily from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. A minimum $3 donation is requested to support this program and other valuable community programs. For trees to be accepted, they must be clean and un-flocked. No commercial drop-offs will be accepted.

“By recycling cut Christmas trees, residents help preserve landfill space, reduce illegal dumping and contribute to cleaner air as fewer green trees are burned,” said Christi Cakiroglu, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful executive director. “Recycled trees are chipped into mulch, which is used year-round in park, river and open space projects to prevent weed growth, soil erosion and promote beautification.”

What: Christmas Tree Recycling When: December 26-Jan 17, everyday from 9am-4:30pm Where: Bartley Ranch, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex Cost: $3.00 minimum donation requested

Christmas Tree Recycling is coordinated by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful in partnership with the City of Sparks Parks and Recreation, Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, City of Reno Urban Forestry, Sierra and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection Districts, Tholl Fence, Waste Management Recycle America, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County, and numerous volunteer groups and individuals.

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is celebrating 20 years of creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement. For more information call Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful at 775-851-5185 or visit

One Response to "Recycle Your Christmas Trees"

  1. Bernie Wipf   December 29, 2010, 2:11 pm at 2:11 pm

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