The Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Christmas Tree Recycling Program is underway and will run until Jan. 16 each day from 9 a.m to 4:30 p.m. A $3 donation is suggested to help cover the cost of the program.
Since 2003, more than 129,000 trees have been recycled through the program thanks to the help of thousands of volunteers and our many partners.
It 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.
This program is for residents only, commercial tree lots can take their trees to RT Donovan in Sparks. Trees must be free of stands, nails, tinsel, lights, and all other decorations. Flocked trees cannot be accepted.
Volunteers are still needed to help at the Bartley, Rancho and Shadow Mountain locations.
Bartley Ranch Regional Park: 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd, Reno
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park: 1595 N Sierra St, Reno
Shadow Mt. Sports Complex: 3300 Sparks Blvd, Sparks
Truckee Meadows Fire Station 17 – Spanish Springs: 500 Rockwell Blvd
Truckee Meadows Fire Station 223 – Lemmon Valley: 130 Nectar Street
Truckee Meadows Fire Station 16 – Washoe Valley: 1240 East Lake Blvd