As everyone is preparing their homes and decorations for family and friends this holiday season, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful has already begun preparations for their Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) will be hosting its annual Christmas Tree Recycling program starting the day after Christmas through Tuesday, January 7.
“This program has become a fixture in our community over the past 25 plus years and is a really important resource for local residents,” says Christi Cakiroglu, KTMB’s Executive Director. “This program is run thanks to the wonderful volunteers who come out to help, and it is a really fun and festive way to volunteer around the holidays. Since this program started, we have been able to divert 160,000 trees from the landfill and turn them into mulch for weed abatement and landscaping projects in our parks. We have so many wonderful partners and supporters of this program, including our long time volunteers and our sponsor, NV Energy.”
Volunteer: Volunteers are needed to help at the Bartley Ranch, Reno Sports Complex and Shadow Mountain locations. Sign up to volunteer at ktmb.org/volunteer or (775) 851-5185.
KTMB encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees (ornament, flocking and tinsel-free) at one of their six community drop-off locations. KTMB is collaborating 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.