Christmas Tree Recycling Program…FREE Community Tree Chipping Program Being Offered

The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD) has partnered up again with Incline Village General Improvement District’s Waste Not Program, to offer the annual FREE community Christmas Tree Chipping program.

Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents may drop off their Christmas tree anytime between December 24, 2011 and January 25, 2012 at Preston Field, 700 Tahoe Blvd. located off Highway 28 near Rt. 431 in Incline Village.

This Christmas Tree Recycling service helps save our natural resources, landfill space and protects the clarity of Lake Tahoe. All trees dropped off at Preston Field will be chipped and used as mulch for local erosion control projects. Residents should be aware that Christmas trees left curbside will be taken to the landfill – so please take advantage of this environmentally friendly program. This program recycles an average of 14 tons of trees, each year. Help us to recycle, and set a new record this year!

Please take care to remove all ornaments, tinsel, nails, wire and other items which may cause harm to the tree chipper or operator. The chipper will not accept stumps, wreaths or yard waste and is not designed to accept cut up trees, branches or bushes – only Christmas trees.

We encourage all Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents to take advantage of this recycling program and to utilize our other recycling programs and services. For more information on WASTE NOT programs, please contact Rebecca Sawyer at 775/832-1284 or visit