Christmas Tree Recycling

Since 2003, more than 159,000 trees have been recycled through KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling program thanks to the help of thousands of volunteers and our many partners. KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program provides community residents with an easy alternative to dumping trees in the landfill or- as is sometimes seen- in our community’s 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. We partner with Washoe County Parks and Open Spaces, City of Reno, City of Sparks, and Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District on this program to ensure that trees are kept out of our open spaces, reducing the risk of fire in the summer months.

2019-2020 Christmas Tree Recycling will run from Dec. 26 – Jan. 7.

Drop off your trees daily between 9 am and 4:30 pm. Drop off locations include:

Bartley Ranch Regional Park – 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd, Reno, NV 89511

Reno Sports Complex at Rancho San Rafael – 2975 N Virginia St, Reno, NV 89506

Shadow Mountain Sports Complex – 3300 Sparks Blvd, Sparks, NV 89431

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Station 32 – 1240 East Lake Blvd, New Washoe City, NV 89704

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Station 46 – 500 Rockwell Blvd, Sparks, NV 89441

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Station 440 – 130 Nectar St, Reno, NV 89506

A $3 suggested donation is requested to help support this program. Our 2019 sponsor, NV Energy generously provides a $1 to $1 match for all donations received during this program.

Volunteer sign-up coming soon!

KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling is made possible by the NV Energy Foundation, Washoe County Health District, Washoe County, City of Reno: Urban Forestry, City of Sparks, Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District, Tholl Fence and the Boy Scouts of America.

If you are unable to bring your Christmas Tree to one of our drop-off locations yourself, the Boy Scouts of America are offering a Christmas Tree pick up service on Saturday Dec. 28 and Saturday Jan. 4. For more information, visit their website at www.nevadabsa.org/scouting4trees.