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.

Each Christmas tree 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:

Washoe County: Reno/Sparks

December 26, 2022 through January 10, 2023 Daily 9 AM - 4:30 PM

Trees must be ornament, flocking, and tinsel-free. 

Drop-off locations include:

  1. Bartley Ranch Regional Park: 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd, Reno
  2. Reno Sports Complex: 2975 N. Virginia Street, Reno
  3. Shadow Mt. Sports Complex: 3300 Sparks Blvd, Sparks
  4. Truckee Meadows Fire Station - Spanish Springs: 500 Rockwell Blvd
  5. Truckee Meadows Fire Station - Lemmon Valley: 130 Nectar Street
  6. Truckee Meadows Fire Station - Washoe Valley: 1240 East Lake Blvd

$5 suggested donation to help cover program costs. Donations will be matched dollar for dollar by NV Energy Foundation!

Make recycling your tree even easier by having a local Boy Scout Troop deliver it directly from your house to our Christmas Tree Recycling sites. Go to to register!

KTMB's Christmas Tree Recycling is coordinated by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and is made possible by the NV Energy Foundation, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County Parks and Open Spaces, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Boy Scouts – Nevada Area Council, and Tholl Fence.


Incline Village

Curbside Tree Collection Week: Jan. 9 to 13, 2023 - ONLY

Waste Management will collect clean trees for recycling, curbside on service day, for free, only during this week. Trees must be cut down into segments no longer than 3 feet each. Trees must be clean of all decorations, nails and tree stands.

Curbside collection is only available to Incline Village and Crystal Bay Residents. Trees placed curbside any other time are considered excess trash and will be subject to extra charges/violation.

Drop-Off at Preston Field: Open Dec. 23, 2022, to Jan. 30, 2023

Trees can be any size, but must be clean of all decorations, nails and tree stands.

Program partners:
Trees are chipped by the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District for local erosion control projects.


Clark County

December 26, 2022 to January 15, 2023

Join the Springs Preserve and the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee in giving our community a gift: Recycle your tree. Each year from Dec. 26 to Jan. 15, you can take your cut Christmas trees to one of more than 30 convenient drop sites throughout the valley, to be recycled free of charge.

If you are unable to deliver your tree to a drop site, a local company called Move It will do it for you for a $25 fee. Use the discount code TREE25 when reserving your pick-up and drop-off at

For more information about the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee, please call Tara Pike-Nordstom at UNLV Rebel Recycling at 702-895-3760. 


Carson City

Please check back for updates.


Douglas County

December 26, 2022 to January 29, 2023

Douglas County Parks Department has partnered with Bentley Ranch for the 2022/2023 Christmas Tree Recycle Program. We will be collecting Christmas trees at 1323 Waterloo Lane across for Lampe Park near the tennis courts, from December 26th- January 29th.



The City of Elko will be conducting Christmas tree pick up the week of January 3rd through January 9th, 2023.  NO ARTIFICIAL TREES!  Please remove all ornamentation and tree stands and place your trees close to the curb.  Do not place trees in the alley.  Trees not placed close to the curb will not be picked up.  City crews will not enter private property to retrieve trees.   Beginning December 25th, anyone wishing to dispose of a Christmas tree may bring it to the parking lot on the corner of VFW Drive and Court Street.  The area will be designated with a sign. For additional information contact the Street Department at 777-7241. See flyer for further details.



Please check back for updates. 



December 25 through January 22, 2023

We will be recycling live-cut trees at the UNR-Extension Southern Nye County Office in Pahrump December 25 through January 22, 2023.

The public can drop off live-cut trees to the designated area at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd, Pahrump, NV 89048. Look for signs; place undecorated live-cut trees along the chain-link behind the wooden gate behind the Little Free Library. PLEASE REMOVE ALL DECOR INCLUDING ALL TINSEL.  No flocked trees, please. 

Please no artificial trees ~ donate those to a thrift store.

Questions? Please call 775-990-8322 call or text; or email

Layton Tree Service, sponsored by VEA, will chip the trees for use in the Desert Demonstration Garden.

Happy holidays!