Christmas Tree Recycling

Since 2003, more than 139,000 trees have been recycled through the Christmas Tree Recycling program thanks to the help of thousands of volunteers and our many partners. 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.

You can still recycle your tree at the below Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Stations through Sunday, January 14
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.

Christmas Tree Recycling at Rancho San Rafael Park, Bartley Ranch Park and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex are closed for this season.

Christmas Tree Recycling is sponsored by the NV Energy Foundation and is offered in partnership with the City of Reno: Urban Forestry, City of Sparks, Nevada Division of Forestry, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Tholl Fence, and Washoe County.

If you are unable to drop-off within the dates given, RT Donovan will accept trees at their location (11600 Pyramid Way, Sparks, NV 89441). Please call ahead first at 775-425-3015. Here is more info about RT Donovan:

If you live outside of the Reno/Sparks area, check out NV Recycles website to find out how you can recycle your tree responsibly! NV Recycles lists how to dispose of your tree in Carson City/Douglas County and beyond.