Christmas Tree Recycling

The holiday season is upon us, which means you soon may need a place to dispose of your Christmas Tree. KTMB encourages residents to recycle their Christmas trees (ornament, flocking and tinsel-free) at one of six community drop-off locations. This program is also a great volunteer opportunity around the holidays. Sign up to volunteer today at the button below.

What: KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program

When: Every day from December 26, 2019 – January 7, 2020. Drop-off sites are open 9am – 4:30pm

Where: 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

$3 suggested donation to help cover the cost of the program.

Donations are generously matched by NV Energy Foundation. 




Lindsey celebrates 5 years with KTMB!

We are thrilled to celebrate a major milestone for our Program Director, Lindsey Panton – her 5 year anniversary with KTMB! We all feel so lucky to have such a smart, warm and enthusiastic member of our community be a part of our team here at KTMB. Many of our supporters know Lindsey for her work on our cleanup programs, working closely with volunteer groups and individuals, but she also is the driving force behind the beautiful Sensory Garden in Idlewild Park. Thank you, Lindsey, for your dedication, wisdom, optimism and service to our organization and the community. We would not be where we are today without you!




5 ways to eliminate waste this holiday season! 

5 Ways to Eliminate and Reduce Holiday Waste! 

  1. Buy gifts that don’t produce any waste. For example, give the gift of an experience, buy “vintage” and support the second-hand market, or make your own!
  2. Avoid single-use wrapping paper. Christmas wrapping paper cannot be recycled and is destined for the landfill. Instead, try wrapping your paper using items that can be reused again like a tote bag, scarf, or tea towel! You can also reuse newspaper or magazines.
  3. Consider sending electronic Christmas cards or handwriting your greeting on recyclable paper.
  4. Keep your Christmas decorations simple and use natural and organic materials. Items like natural fibers, real pinecones, leaves, and branches, can all be composted after use.

Did your holiday lights mysteriously stop working? Recycle your holiday lights by taking them to Western Metals Recycling in Sparks! You can call them at 775-358-8880. Remember, these lights DO NOT belong in your recycling bin at home.



Truckee Meadows Community College

TMCC just became the 1st institution in the Nevada System of Higher Education to achieve 100% Green Status as of this month! That means that 100% of TMCC’s energy service is now from renewable energy thanks to NV Energy’s “NV GreenRider” Program, which secures renewable energy credits. The TMCC Green Team has also created the Campus Sustainability Conversation series, which is a multi-part series presented by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful! The series will raise awareness of our waste problems and is open to students and staff as well as members of the community!