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.

So far this holiday season, we are seeing an increase in Christmas Tree purchases across the state. Each of these trees can serve a second life by benefiting and beautifying the environment around us. 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 169,000 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

Christmas Tree Recycling will be from 26 December 2020-10 January 2021. Sites are open 9 am to 4:30 pm daily. $3 suggested donation.

The drop off locations are Reno Sports Complex 2795 N Virginia St., Bartley Ranch Park 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd., and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex 3300 Sparks Blvd.

Or at one of our Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Stations:

  • Stations 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. Lemmon Valley

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 Jan. 2nd, 3rd and 9th. For more information, visit their website at

Incline Village:

Curbside Collection Week: Jan 11-15, 2020—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: Dec. 23- Jan. 29, 2021.Please remove all decorations.

Visit YOURTAHOEPLACE.COM/PUBLIC-WORKS 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 Dec. 26 to Jan. 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. Or follow Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling on Facebook.

Carson City:

Curbside collection: Dec.26- Jan. 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 Jan. 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 if the lid can be closed.

Douglas County:

Jan. 4-8, 2021. 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 across from Lampe Park near the tennis courts, 1323 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville, from Dec. 26 – Jan 29, 2019. Sponsored by the Douglas County Parks Dept. and Bentley Enterprises.


January 4-15, 2021. 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 call 775-784-9914.


Elko Sanitation will pick up trees the week of Jan 4 - 8, 2021 weather depending. Beginning December 25th, 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.


The Pahrump Master Gardeners are hosting their annual Live-Cut Tree Recycling Program from Dec. 25, 2020 to Jan. 15, 2021.The public can drop off plain, undecorated live-cut trees to the Extension office in Pahrump at 1651 E. Calvada Blvd. at the south end of the parking lot inside the wooden gate behind the Little Free Library. Donated trees will be chipped and used for mulch in the Desert Demonstration Garden. All decorations, including tinsel, must be removed, and artificial trees will not be accepted.

The program is a partnership between the Southern Nye County Extension Master Gardeners, Valley Electric Association and Layton’s Tree Service.

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