Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is hosting its 27th annual Christmas Tree Recycling program, which began yesterday and will run through Jan. 7.
“This has been an important annual program for our community,” says Christi Cakiroglu, KTMB’s Executive Director. “Since it started, we’ve been able to divert over 139,500 trees from the landfill and turn them into mulch for weed abatement and landscaping projects in our parks. Our volunteers who help us with this event – many who’ve been coming out every year for 20 years – find it to be a fun, festive thing to do to give back during the holidays. Everyone goes home smelling like Christmas trees!”
The organization encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees (ornament and tinsel-free) at one of their six community drop-off locations. KTMB is partnering with the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District to include additional drop-off locations in the outlying communities of Lemmon Valley, Washoe Valley and Spanish Springs.
Drop off locations in Sparks are at the Shadow Mountain Sports Complex at 3300 Sparks Boulevard and Truckee Meadows Fire Station 17 at 500 Rockwell Boulevard in Spanish Springs.
A $3 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of the program.