Christmas Tree Recycling Ends Monday

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

RENO, Nev.—Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful reminds residents of the greater Reno-Sparks area to recycle Christmas Trees before 4:30 p.m. this coming Monday, January 16th.

For the first time ever this program has received a matching grant from NV Energy up to $10,000 to ensure the continuation of this vital community program. People wanting to recycle their trees are asked to make a suggested donation of $3 that will be matched dollar for dollar by NV Energy up to $10,000.

Funds collected will support this recycling program and other valuable community beautification and education programs.

Tree collection started the day after Christmas at three community drop-off sites including: Bartley Ranch Regional Park, Rancho San Rafael Regional Parks, and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in

Collection sites are open daily from 9 am to 4:30 p.m. and staffed by community volunteers.

The last day to drop off Christmas Trees at these locations is Monday, January 16, 2012.

For trees to be accepted, they must be clean and un-flocked. No commercial drop-offs will be accepted.

“By recycling cut Christmas trees, residents help preserve landfill space, reduce illegal dumping and contribute to cleaner air as fewer green trees are burned,” said Christi Cakiroglu, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful executive director.

Recycled trees are chipped into mulch and used year-round in park, river and open space projects to prevent weed growth, soil erosion and promote beautification. Mulch is also available for free to residents at the end of the program.

To find out more information call 851-5185.

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