Programs > KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling


NV Energy Foundation

We will begin accepting trees on Thursday, December 26th through Sunday, January 12th from 9:00am – 4:30pm daily. Please bring clean trees (no tinsel, lights or stands) to the following three drop-off locations in the Truckee Meadows.

Suggested donation: $3 per tree. Donations are tax deductible, and each donation is generously matched by the NV Energy Foundation!

KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling program

  • provides the community with convenient disposal of cut Christmas trees,
  • preserves landfill space,
  • reduces illegal dumping,
  • improves air quality through reduced green wood burning,
  • provides mulch for area park and open space projects, and
  • models effective conservation practices for our present and future.

Since 2003, more than 100,000 trees have been recycled through the Christmas Tree Recycling program. Our 2012-2013 program collected almost 10,000 Christmas trees from three drop off locations in Washoe County. These trees were recycled into mulch to be used in area parks.

Thank you to all of the volunteers and partners who help make this program such a success, and to NV Energy for matching every Christmas Tree Recycling donation up to $10,000!

Our project partners include City of Sparks Parks and Recreation, Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space, City of Reno Urban Forestry, Sierra Fire Protection District, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Washoe County Health Department, Tholl Fence, Waste Management Recycle America, City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Washoe County.