Reposted on behalf of Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Reno, NV (Jan 5, 2018) — Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) is currently hosting its 27th annual Christmas Tree Recycling program. The program is currently running and will end this Sunday, January 7. This will be the last weekend to recycle trees.
“This has been an important annual program for our community” says Christi Cakiroglu, KTMB’s Executive Director. “Since it started, we’ve been able to divert over 139,500 trees from the landfill and turn them into mulch for weed abatement and landscaping projects in our parks. Our volunteers who help us with this event - many who’ve been coming out every year for 20 years - find it to be a fun, festive thing to do to give back during the holidays. Everyone goes home smelling like Christmas trees!”
KTMB encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees (ornament and tinsel-free) at one of their six community drop-off locations. This is the last weekend to drop off your trees. KTMB is partnering 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.
What: KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program
When: Every day from December 26, 2017 – January 7, 2018. Drop-off sites are open 9am – 4:30pm
Where: Drop-off locations include:
- Bartley Ranch Regional Park: 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd, Reno
- Rancho San Rafael Regional Park: 1595 N Sierra St, Reno
- Shadow Mt. Sports Complex: 3300 Sparks Blvd, Sparks
- Truckee Meadows Fire Station 17 - Spanish Springs: 500 Rockwell Blvd
- Truckee Meadows Fire Station 223 - Lemmon Valley: 130 Nectar Street
- Truckee Meadows Fire Station 16 - Washoe Valley: 1240 East Lake Blvd
Suggested Donation: $3 suggested donation to help cover the cost of the program.
How: This program is for residents only. Commercial tree lots can take their trees to RT Donovan in Sparks. Tree must be free of stands, nails, tinsel, lights, and all other decorations. Flocked trees cannot be accepted.
KTMB's Christmas Tree Recycling is coordinated by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and is made possible by the NV Energy Foundation, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Nevada Division of Forestry, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Washoe County, Tahoe Trail Bars, and Tholl Fence.
Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful is private nonprofit supported by community donations dedicated to creating a cleaner, more beautiful region through education and active community involvement.