Where and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Nevada after Christmas
in January 2021
In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all
remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other
NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part
of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger
than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to
be acceptable by your
garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific
information and local links.
What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch
which is usually made available, free to city or county residents.
Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove.
Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a
Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or
update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is
not specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!
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Nevada: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2021
Boulder City, NV
- From December 26 - January 11, 2021, open 24hrs, you
may drop-off your Christmas tree for free at the Bravo Ball Field
parking lot located at the corner of Avenue B and Sixth Street
(south of the public pool and racquetball complex). Remove all
non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and
nails. Foreign objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper.
Trees that have artificial snow on them cannot be recycled. We
encourage you to use mulch for landscaping! Please bring a shovel
and container and pick up some free mulch at Acacia Demonstration
Gardens in Henderson, December 26 through January 11, 2021. Please cut trees over five feet tall in half. Flocked Trees (artificial snow) cannot be recycled (non organic-materials are not good for mulch
and compost mixtures). For more
information about the Christmas Tree Recycling Program and other
drop-site locations please visit
. or call (702) 293-9200 and they can assist you!
- Carson City, NV
- Curbside collection: December 26th to January 15, leave your tree (6 ft. sections or smaller) curbside on your regular trash day. Drop off
bins will be located at the Public Works Yard on Airport Road between E. Fifth St and Butti Way, the Waste Management parking lot at 5560 Sheep
Drive and the Carson City Landfill green waste pile. After January 15, please take trees to the landfill. Trees left curbside after the 15th
will not be collected. They may be cut into 3-foot sections and placed in the yard waste carts as long as the lid can be closed..If you have questions call 775-887-2355 ex 7376.
Clark County, NV
The Christmas Tree Recycling Program operates from December 26th to mid-January with
more than 30 drop-off sites throughout the community. To find the
closest one to you, visit the Las Vegas Springs Preserve website
. Locations include several parks and Lowe's stores and these
For more Information, click here
- Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset at Eastern
Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road at Durango (behind the
- Mountain Crest Park, 4701 N Durango Drive at
Lone Mountain Road.
- Las Vegas Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley
View Blvd. See other Clark County NV Tree droppoff locations here.
The trees are recycled into mulch, and the mulch is
put to good use in public parks and gardens to help conserve soil
moisture and keep plants healthy. Recycling your tree is a gift that
will keep on giving back to the community.
It's important to
remove all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel,
ornaments and nails from trees. Foreign objects contaminate the
mulch and damage the chipper. Frocked trees, those covered with
artificial snow, cannot be recycled..
Douglas Disposal: Curbside
collection during the first full week of January on your regular trash day. Six foot lengths or smaller. Tahoe Township
and Carson Valley: curbside pick-up on your regular trash pick-up
day (6ft. sections or smaller). Douglas Co. residents can also drop
off their trees at Lampe Park, 1324 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville,
from December 26 to the last Friday in January. Sponsored by the Douglas County Parks
Dept. and Bentley Enterprises.
Curbside pick-up service The City of Elko will be conducting
Christmas tree pickup during the first full week of January, weather depending.
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. Trees will be
picked up according to the schedule on their website. Get your tree
out by evening before the start of the first full week of January if you want to be certain. Crews
will only pick up Christmas trees within the Elko City Limits.
City crews will not pick up trees that are located in mobile home parks or other private property. In the event heavy snowfall or other unforeseen
circumstances requires the cancellation of this schedule, the trees will be picked up during the next week of January
Beginning December 25th, anyone wishing to drop off 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 775-777-7241.
- December 26 through the first 2 full weeks of January. Drop-off at the dirt lot behind the rodeo
arena at the Out of Town Park (Farm District Rd & Highway 50A).
For more information go to the website or call 775-784-9914.
December 26th to mid-January.
The complete and updated list of sites is listed here
Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego
Anthem Hills Park ,
2256 Reunion Dr.
Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande
Lowe's, 1401 S. Boulder Highway
Lowe's, 440 Marks Street
Mission Hills Park, 551 Mission Drive
Pecos Legacy Park, 150 N.
Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Dr.
Morrell Park, 500 Harris St. (at Basic Road)
- Incline Village, Nevada
Either drop off at Preston Field December 24th to late January, or leave your tree
for curbside pickup on your regular trash day the first full week January. (3
foot lengths maximum for curbside service).
Las Vegas, Nevada
26th to mid-January 15, take your undecorated tree to the following locations.
The complete and updated list of sites is listed here
City of Las Vegas/Clark County
1. Lowes -2875 E. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89104.
2. Springs Preserve - 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89107.
3. Lowes -
4625 West Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89102.
4. Cheyenne Sports Complex - 3500 E. Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, NV.
5. UNLV Rebel
Recycling - 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154
6. Lowes - 2465 N Nellis Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV 89115.
7. Lowes - 5825 South
Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas, NV 89119.
8. Lowes - 7550 West Washington, Las Vegas, NV 89128.
9. Lowes - 6050 West Craig Road, Las Vegas, NV
10. Sunset Park - 2801 E. Sunset Road, Las Vegas, NV.
North Las Vegas
Park, 6650 Aviary Way
Cheyenne Sports Complex, 3500 E. Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, NV.
Craig Ranch Golf Course, 628 West Craig Road, North Las
Vegas, NV 89032.
Seastrand Park, 6330 Camino Eldorado.
Christmas Light Recycling
Do you have strands of
non-working Christmas lights in your garage? Greener World in Carson City, Schnitzer Steel in Reno and Champion Recycling in Las Vegas will take
strands of old Christmas lights for recycling and even pay you for them. Check with other scrap metal dealers in your area to see if they recycle
- Lovelock, Nevada
Drop off at Big Meadow Recycling
Center or Pershing County Landfill.
More info at
775-727-5532. The Pahrump Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Live-Cut Tree Recycling Program from December 26th to mid-January. Drop off
plain, undecorated live-cut trees to the Extension office in Pahrump at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd. at 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, and artificial trees will not be accepted
- Reno, NV, Truckee
Meadows, Nevada - Christmas Tree Recycling will be from December 26th to January 10, 2021
from 9 am to 4:30 pm daily. The locations that you will be able to
drop off your tree will be:
More info and volunteer sign ups at
http://ktmb.org/treerecycling . Commercial Christmas Tree
vendors can take their leftover trees to RT Donovan.
Rancho San Rafael Park, Bartley Ranch
Park, Shadow Mountain Sports Complex
Or at one of our Truckee
Meadows Fire Protection District Stations:
Stations 16: East
Washoe Valley 240 East Lake Blvd., Washoe Valley
Spanish Springs 500 Rockwell Blvd., Spanish Springs
Lemmon Valley: 130 Nectar St.
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.
Winnemucca, NV - Dec 26
to mid-January. Drop-off from 12 pm-3pm
at the Community Garden at 151 McArthur St.
If you can't make it
then, use the drop-off box at the garden. If you have questions call