Thanks to Christmas tree recycling programs across the state more than 300,000 trees have been recycled since 2001. These programs help prevent illegal dumping of Christmas trees in public open spaces. The trees will be chipped into mulch, cut trees become valuable organic material used in landscaping projects that help conserve soil moisture, keep plants healthy and control weeds.
Keep Truckee Meadows (KTMB) Christmas Tree Recycling program kicks off today, Saturday, December 26 and will last until January 10. Here’s the list of the nine drop-off locations in
• Bartley Ranch Regional Park (S. Reno),
• Rancho San Rafael Regional Park (N. Reno)
• Shadow Mountain Sports Complex (Sparks)
• 6 Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District fire stations:
• Fire Stations 16 & 301 Washoe Valley
• Fire Station 17 Spanish Springs
• Fire Station 18 Cold Springs
• Fire Station 221 Silver Knolls
• Fire Station 223 Lemmon Valley
Drop-off times are from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. each day of the program at each site. For more info. or to volunteer visit http://ktmb.org/christmas-tree-recycling/.