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Christmas tree recycling

Scroll down this page for local Nevada recycling and responsible disposal options for holiday waste, from Christmas trees and wreathes, to lights, ornaments, wrapping and packaging. Many towns and cities offer curbside collection, even for Christmas trees. Counties and unicorporated areas typically have a number or drop-off locations.

Christmas trees are usually colllected from December 26th through the first 2 or 3 weeks in January.  Whether your tree is picked up from your curb,Grinding Christmas trees into mulch or you drop it off, 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 occasionally accepted (call to verify), 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 curbside garbage hauler.

The trees and wreathes are usually chipped and made into a mulch which is ofteny made available, free to city or county residents.

Ornaments and light strings are usually placed into your curbside collection bin.  Some localities have year-round collection centers. The same is true of wrapping paper and boxes.

Always follow the links (usually the blue, underlined 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. If your area is not specifically mentioned below, call your trash collection agency and ask!

Nevada January 2021 Curbside, Local Recycling and Disposal Options for Trees, Lights and Other Holiday Waste

Nevada January 2021 Curbside, Local Recycling and Disposal Options for Trees, Lights and Other Holiday Waste

  • Boulder City, NV - From December 26 - January 11, 2021, open 24hrs, 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 11, 2021. Please cut trees over five feet tall in half. Flocked Trees (artificial snow) cannot be recycled (non organic-materials are not good for mulch and compost mixtures). For more information about the Christmas Tree Recycling Program and other drop-site locations please visit www.springspreserve.org/apps/tree-recycle/index.cfml . or call (702) 293-9200 and they can assist you!
  • Carson City, NV - Curbside collection: December 26th to January 15, leave your tree (6 ft. sections or smaller) curbside on your regular trash day. Drop off bins will be located at the Public Works Yard on Airport Road between E. Fifth St and Butti Way, the Waste Management parking lot at 5560 Sheep Drive and the Carson City Landfill green waste pile. After January 15, please take trees to the landfill. Trees left curbside after the 15th will not be collected. They may be cut into 3-foot sections and placed in the yard waste carts as long as the lid can be closed..If you have questions call 775-887-2355 ex 7376.
  • Clark County, NV
    The Christmas Tree Recycling Program operates from December 26th to mid-January with more than 30 drop-off sites throughout the community. To find the closest one to you, visit the Las Vegas Springs Preserve website page click here . Locations include several parks and Lowe's stores and these sites: For more Information, click here .
    Clark County
    - Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset at Eastern
    - Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road at Durango (behind the community center)
    - Mountain Crest Park, 4701 N Durango Drive at Lone Mountain Road.
    - Las Vegas Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd. See other Clark County NV Tree droppoff locations here.
    The trees are recycled into mulch, and the mulch is put to good use in public parks and gardens to help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. Recycling your tree is a gift that will keep on giving back to the community.
    It's important to remove all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails from trees. Foreign objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper. Frocked trees, those covered with artificial snow, cannot be recycled..
  • Douglas County
    Douglas Disposal: Curbside collection during the first full week of January on your regular trash day. Six foot lengths or smaller. Tahoe Township and Carson Valley: curbside pick-up on your regular trash pick-up day (6ft. sections or smaller). Douglas Co. residents can also drop off their trees at Lampe Park, 1324 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, from December 26 to the last Friday in January. Sponsored by the Douglas County Parks Dept. and Bentley Enterprises.
  • Elko, Nevada
    Elko: Curbside pick-up service
    The City of Elko will be conducting Christmas tree pickup during the first full week of January, weather depending.
    Please remove all ornamentation and tree stands, and place your trees close to the curb. Do not place trees in the alley. Trees not placed close to the curb will not be picked up. City crews will not enter private property to retrieve trees. Trees will be picked up according to the schedule on their website. Get your tree out by evening before the start of the first full week of January if you want to be certain. Crews will only pick up Christmas trees within the Elko City Limits.
    City crews will not pick up trees that are located in mobile home parks or other private property. In the event heavy snowfall or other unforeseen circumstances requires the cancellation of this schedule, the trees will be picked up during the next week of January
    Drop off
    Beginning December 25th, anyone wishing to drop off a Christmas tree may bring it to the parking lot on the corner of VFW Drive and Court Street. The area will be designated with a sign. For additional information contact the Street Department at 775-777-7241.
  • Fernley, NV - December 26 through the first 2 full weeks of January. Drop-off at the dirt lot behind the rodeo arena at the Out of Town Park (Farm District Rd & Highway 50A).
    For more information go to the website or call 775-784-9914.
  • Henderson, NV
    December 26th to mid-January. 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)
  • Incline Village, Nevada
    Either drop off at Preston Field December 24th to late January, or leave your tree for curbside pickup on your regular trash day the first full week January. (3 foot lengths maximum for curbside service).
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
    December 26th to mid-January 15, take your undecorated tree to the following locations. The complete and updated list of sites is listed here .
    City of Las Vegas/Clark County
    1. Lowes -2875 E. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104.
    2. Springs Preserve - 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107.
    3. Lowes - 4625 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89102.
    4. Cheyenne Sports Complex - 3500 E. Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, NV.
    5. UNLV Rebel Recycling - 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154
    6. Lowes - 2465 N Nellis Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89115.
    7. Lowes - 5825 South Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
    8. Lowes - 7550 West Washington, Las Vegas, NV 89128.
    9. Lowes - 6050 West Craig Road, Las Vegas, NV 89130.
    10. Sunset Park - 2801 E. Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV.
    North Las Vegas
    Aviary Park, 6650 Aviary Way
    Cheyenne Sports Complex, 3500 E. Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, NV.
    Craig Ranch Golf Course, 628 West Craig Road, North Las Vegas, NV 89032.
    Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado.
    Christmas Light Recycling
    Do you have strands of non-working Christmas lights in your garage? Greener World in Carson City, Schnitzer Steel in Reno and Champion Recycling in Las Vegas will take strands of old Christmas lights for recycling and even pay you for them. Check with other scrap metal dealers in your area to see if they recycle Christmas lights.
  • Lovelock, Nevada
    Drop off at Big Meadow Recycling Center or Pershing County Landfill.
  • Pahrump, Nevada
    More info at 775-727-5532. The Pahrump Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Live-Cut Tree Recycling Program from December 26th to mid-January. Drop off plain, undecorated live-cut trees to the Extension office in Pahrump at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd. at the south end of the parking lot inside the wooden gate behind the Little Free Library. Donated trees will be chipped and used for mulch in the Desert Demonstration Garden. All decorations, including tinsel, must be removed, and artificial trees will not be accepted
  • Reno, NV, Truckee Meadows, Nevada - Christmas Tree Recycling will be from December 26th to January 10, 2021 from 9 am to 4:30 pm daily. The locations that you will be able to drop off your tree will be:
    More info and volunteer sign ups at http://ktmb.org/treerecycling . Commercial Christmas Tree vendors can take their leftover trees to RT Donovan.
    Rancho San Rafael Park, Bartley Ranch Park, Shadow Mountain Sports Complex
    Or at one of our Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Stations:
    Stations 16: East Washoe Valley 240 East Lake Blvd., Washoe Valley
    Station 17: Spanish Springs 500 Rockwell Blvd., Spanish Springs
    Station 223: Lemmon Valley: 130 Nectar St.
    The Christmas Tree Recycling Program provides community residents with an easy alternative to dumping trees in the landfill or- as is sometimes seen- in the open spaces. Trees are chipped into mulch that is used for park and weed abatement projects and is available for free to area residents at the Bartley Ranch and Rancho San Rafael drop-off sites.
  • Winnemucca, NV - Dec 26 to mid-January. Drop-off from 12 pm-3pm at the Community Garden at 151 McArthur St.
    If you can't make it then, use the drop-off box at the garden. If you have questions call 775-623-2333.

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