Free Christmas tree recycling opportunities available throughout Nevada

Recycle your Christmas tree this holiday season and deliver your community a gift that keeps on giving! The Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s Recycling Program is encouraging Nevadans to take advantage of free Christmas tree recycling opportunities available across the state as a simple, eco-friendly alternative to dumping trees in the landfill.

This holiday season, we saw an increase in Christmas tree purchases across the state. Each of these trees can be recycled and serve a second life benefiting and beautifying the environment around us. All recycled Christmas trees will be processed into mulch and used to complete a variety of park weed abatement projects. Mulch is also available for free to area residents at select locations.

Here’s where you can recycle your Christmas tree:


December 26 to January 10, 2022 – Sites are open 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. There is a $3 suggested donation.

The drop off locations are:

Reno Sports Complex, 2795 N Virginia St.

Bartley Ranch Park, 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd.

Shadow Mountain Sports Complex, 3300 Sparks Blvd.

You can also drop off trees at these Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District stations:

Stations 32: East Washoe Valley, 1240 East Lake Blvd., New Washoe City

Station 46: Spanish Springs, 500 Rockwell Blvd., Spanish Springs

Station 440: Lemmon Valley, 130 Nectar St. Lemmon Valley

Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s Christmas Tree Recycling program is made possible through sponsorship by NV Energy as well as help from thousands of volunteers and partners. Sign up to volunteer at

If you are unable to bring your Christmas tree to a drop-off location, the Boy Scouts of America are offering a Christmas tree pick up service on January 2nd, 8th, and 9th for a $15 donation. To register or for more information, visit their website at


Incline Village

Curbside Collection Week: January 10-14, 2022 – Waste Management will collect clean trees for recycling on service day for free (for IV/CB residential customers only). Trees must be cut to 3 ft. lengths. Trees placed curbside any other times are considered excess trash and will be subject to extra charges.

December 23 to January 31, 2022 – You can drop off Christmas trees at Preston Field, 700 Tahoe Blvd. Please remove all decorations. Visit or call (775) 832-1203 for details.


Clark County

December 26 to January 15, 2022 – You can take your cut Christmas trees to your nearest drop site to be recycled free of charge. If you are unable to take your tree to a drop site, Move It will collect your tree for $25 with discount code TREE25. Go to to reserve a pick-up time.

For more information about Christmas Tree Recycling, visit You can type in your address to find the closest drop-off location. You can also follow Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling on Facebook for more information.


Carson City

Curbside collection: December 27 to January 14, 2022 – Leave your tree (6 ft. sections or smaller) curbside on your regular trash day. Drop off bins will be located at:

Public Works Yard on Airport Road between E. Fifth St. and Butti Way

Waste Management parking lot, 5560 Sheep Dr.

Carson City Landfill green waste pile

After January 14, 2022 – Please take trees to the landfill. Trees left curbside after January 14 will not be collected. They may be cut into 3 ft. sections and placed in the yard waste carts if the lid can be closed.


Douglas County

January 3-7, 2022 – Curbside pick-up is available on your regular trash pick-up day (6ft. sections or smaller).

December 26 to Jan 29, 2022 – Residents can drop off their trees at 1323 Waterloo Ln. in Gardnerville (across from Lampe Park, near the tennis courts). Sponsored by the Douglas County Parks Department and Bentley Enterprises. 



January 3-15, 2022 – Drop off Christmas trees at Out of Town Park, Farm District Rd. and Highway 50A (the dirt lot behind the rodeo arena) between 7:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. daily. If you have questions, call (775) 784-9914. 



Beginning December 25 – Anyone wishing to drop off a Christmas tree may bring it to Main City Park at the parking lot (the corner of VFW Dr. and Court St.) The area will be designated with a sign. For additional information, contact the Street Department at (775) 777-7241.

January 3-7, 2022 – The City of Elko will pick up trees, weather depending. Please remove all ornamentation and tree stands and place your trees close to the curb.



University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Southern Nye County Office: December 26 to January 20, 2022 – The public can drop off plain, undecorated live-cut trees at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd. (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. Artificial trees will not be accepted. If you have questions, please call (775) 727-5532 or email

The program is a partnership between Southern Nye County Extension Master Gardeners, Valley Electric Association, and Layton’s Tree Service.

For more information on local Christmas tree recycling programs, please visit:

Happy holidays!