Free Christmas Tree recycling available throughout Nevada

Recycle your Christmas Tree this holiday season and deliver the community a gift that keeps on giving! As part of its mission to help foster a greener future, the Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s Recycling Program is pleased to share a plethora of Christmas Tree recycling opportunities available statewide. Christmas Tree recycling provides Nevadans an easy, eco-friendly alternative to dumping trees in the landfill. All recycled Christmas Trees will be processed into mulch and used to complete a variety of park weed abatement projects. Mulch is also available for free to area residents at select locations.

Here’s where you can recycle your Christmas Tree for free:


Since 2003, more than 159,000 trees have been recycled through the Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Christmas Tree Recycling program, thanks to the help of thousands of volunteers and many partners. Sign up to volunteer at

The drop off locations are Rancho San Rafael Park, Bartley Ranch Park, and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex, or one of the following Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Stations:

Station 32: East Washoe Valley 1240 East Lake Blvd., New Washoe City
Station 46: Spanish Springs 500 Rockwell Blvd., Spanish Springs
Station 440: Lemmon Valley: 130 Nectar St.

If you are unable to bring your Christmas tree to one of drop-off locations, the Boy Scouts of America offer a Christmas Tree pick up service on Saturday, December 28 and Saturday, January 4. For more information, visit

Incline Village:

Curbside Collection Week: January 13-17 – Waste Management will collect clean trees for recycling on service day for free only during this week, for IV/CB residential customers only. Must be cut to 3’ lengths. Trees placed curbside any other times are considered excess trash and will be subject to extra charges.

Drop-off at Preston Field: December 23- January 27

Visit or call 775-832-1203 for details.

Clark County:

Join the Springs Preserve and the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee in giving our community a gift: Recycle your tree. Each year from December 26 to January 15, you can take your cut Christmas trees to one of more than 34 convenient drop sites throughout the valley, to be recycled free of charge.

For more information about Christmas Tree Recycling visit, where you can type in your address to find the closest drop-off location. You can also follow Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling on Facebook.

Carson City

Curbside collection: December 26 – 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.

Douglas County

Jan. 6-10, 2020. 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 – January 24.


December 26 - January 10 – Drop-off at the dirt lot behind the rodeo arena at the Out of Town Park (Farm District Rd & Highway 50A). If you have questions, please call 775-784-9914. 


Anyone wishing to drop off a Christmas tree may bring it to Main City Park at 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.

For more information on local Christmas Tree recycling programs, please visit