How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas TreesWhere and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Nevada in January 2017

How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees

In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all  remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands,  other NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part of the original tree. This includes tree stands also.  Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to be acceptable by your garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific information and local links.

What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch which is usually made available, free to city or county residents. Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove. Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a chimney fire.

Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is Grinding Christmas trees into mulchnot specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!

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Nevada: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays

  • Boulder City, NV - From December 26 - January 15, you may drop-off your Christmas tree for free at the Bravo Ball Field parking lot located at the corner of Avenue B and Sixth Street (south of the public pool and racquetball complex). Remove all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Foreign objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper. Trees that have artificial snow on them cannot be recycled. We encourage you to use mulch for landscaping! Please bring a shovel and container and pick up some free mulch at Acacia Demonstration Gardens in Henderson, December 26 through January 15. For more information about the Christmas Tree Recycling Program and other drop-site locations please visit www.springspreserve.org/education/green_treerecycling.html.
  • Reno, NV, Truckee Meadows, Nevada - December 26-Jan. 11, 9 am to 4:30pm. See the 2015-16 Program Flyer. Since 2003, more than 100,000 trees have been recycled through the Christmas Tree Recycling program thanks to the help of thousands of volunteers and our many partners. The 2015-16 Christmas Tree Recycling program runs from December 26 - January 10 and offers residents in Washoe County, ten drop-off locations. Please view drop-off locations on the their website. Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks will once again be drop-off sites. Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District fire stations in Cold Springs, both Washoe Valley stations, Spanish Springs, Silver Knolls and Lemmon Valley will also be drop-off locations for the 2015-16 program. Drop-off times are from 9am - 4:30 pm each day of the program at each site.
  • Incline Village, Nevada
    Either drop off at Preston Field December 24-Jan. 30, or leave your tree for curbside pickup on your regular trash day the week of Jan. 5 (3 foot lengths maximum for curbside service).
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
    December 26-Jan. 15. The complete and updated list of sites is listed here. City of Las Vegas/Clark County
    Bruce Trent Park, 8851 Vegas Dr.
    Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road
    Lowe's, 2465 N. Nellis Boulevard
    Lowe's, 5050 S. Fort Apache Road
    Lowe's, 7550 W. Washington
    Lowe's, 6050 W. Craig Road
    Lowe's, 5825 S. Eastern Avenue
    Lowe's, 7751 N. El Capitan Way
    Lowe's, 2875 E. Charleston Boulevard
    Lowe's, 4625 W. Charleston Boulevard
    Mountain Crest Park, 4701 N. Durango Drive
    NV Division of Forestry Nursery, in Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9600 Tule Springs Road (US-95 N at Durango)
    Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
    Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset
    Sunny Springs Park, 7620 Golden Talon Ave.
    UNLV Rebel Recycling, Flamingo & Swenson (SE corner)

  • Pahrump, Nevada
    December 25-Jan. 23 at the Cooperative Extension Office (1651 Calvada Blvd.) More info at 775-727-5532.
  • Douglas County
    Douglas Disposal: Curbside collection the week of January 5 on your regular trash day. Six foot lengths or smaller.
  • Carson City, Nevada
    During the week of Jan. 5-9, either leave your tree (6 ft. sections or smaller) curbside on your regular trash day or drop off at the designated boxes at the following locations-- JC Penney parking lot, North Town Plaza, Capital Sanitation, Carson City corporate yard, Carson City landfill. After January 9th, trees can be brought to the landfill for recycling.
  • Clark County, NV
    Monday December 26 - Sunday January 15, 9 am to 5:00 PM at Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
    The Springs Preserve is offering Christmas Tree Recycling at 20 locations from December 26 until Jan. 15. Learn more on their website. For more Information, click here.
  • Henderson, NV
    December 26-Jan. 15. The complete and updated list of sites is listed here.
    Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego
    Anthem Hills Park, 2256 Reunion Dr.
    Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.
    Lowe's, 1401 S. Boulder Highway
    Lowe's, 440 Marks Street
    Mission Hills Park, 551 Mission Drive
    Pecos Legacy Park, 150 N. Pecos Road
    Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
    Morrell Park, 500 Harris St. (at Basic Road)
  • Lovelock, Nevada
    Drop off at Big Meadow Recycling Center or Pershing County Landfill.

  • Elko, Nevada
    Elko has designated curbside pick-up dates and/or drop-off locations. If you do not see your community listed, call your waste hauler or public works department for details.
  • The Conservation District of Southern Nevada
    Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program from December 26 - January 15. Drop off your cut Christmas tree for free at over 20 convenient locations (see below) around the Valley. Each year between December 26 and Jan. 15 local government agencies, nonprofits and businesses work together in a joint effort to keep Christmas trees out of Southern Nevada's local landfill. The program was established in 2001 to educate the community on how recycling Christmas trees helps ensure the sustainability of our area by saving landfill space. When chipped into mulch, cut trees become valuable organic material used in landscaping projects that help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. How to Prepare your Tree for Reycling, before dropping off your tree:
    1. Remove lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, tree stands, and any other material that are not part of the original tree.
    2. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.
    3. Trees over 5ft. tall should be cut in half.
    Trees are ground up as part of the recycling process, foreign materials can ruin the chipping machine. Non-organic materials aren't good for mulch and compost mixtures.
    Christmas Tree Recycling FAQ.
    Acacia Park
    50 Casa Del Fuego St.
    Henderson

    NV Division of Forestry Nursery
    in Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs
    9600 Tule Springs Road (US-95 N at Durango)

    Anthem Hills Park
    2256 Reunion Dr.
    Henderson

    Pecos Legacy Park
    150 N. Pecos Rd.
    Henderson

    Aviary Park
    6650 Aviary Way
    North Las Vegas

    RC Willey
    3850 S. Town Center Dr.
    Town Center and 215

    Bruce Trent Park
    8851 Vegas Dr.
    Las Vegas

    Seastrand Park
    6330 Camino Eldorado
    North Las Vegas

    Cheyenne Sports Complex
    3500 E. Cheyenne (at Pecos Rd.)
    North Las Vegas

    Springs Preserve
    333 S. Valley View Blvd.
    Las Vegas

    Craig Ranch Golf Course
    628 W. Craig Road (at Commerce)
    North Las Vegas

    Southern Highlands
    12200 Southern Highlands Pkwy.
    Las Vegas

    Desert Breeze Park
    8275 Spring Mountain Road
    (behind the Community Center)
    Las Vegas

    Sunny Springs Park
    7620 Golden Talon Ave.
    Las Vegas

    Lone Mt. Park
    4445 N. Jensen
    Las Vegas

    Sunset Park
    2601 E. Sunset
    Las Vegas

    Mission Hills Park
    551 Mission Drive
    Henderson

    UNLV Rebel Recycling
    Flamingo & Swenson (SE corner)
    Las Vegas

    Morrell Park
    500 Harris St. (at Basic Road)
    Henderson

    Whitney Ranch Recreation Center
    1575 Galleria Dr.
    Henderson

    Nellis Air Force Base
    Recycling Center
    Building 461

    Cooperative Extension Office - Logandale
    1897 N. Moapa Valley Blvd.
    Logandale

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