KTMB Christmas tree recycling begins after Christmas

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Christmas tree recycling starts the day after Christmas and continues through Jan. 7.

The drop off times are 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. The suggested donation for handling the trees is $3.

All ornaments should be off the trees. It is for residents only. Businesses can take their trees to RT Donovan in Sparks and the trees should not have stands, ornaments or be flocked.

Here are the Christmas tree donation sites:

Bartley Ranch Regional Park: 6000 Bartley Ranch Rd, Reno
Rancho San Rafael Regional Park: 1595 N Sierra St, Reno
Shadow Mt. Sports Complex: 3300 Sparks Blvd, Sparks
Truckee Meadows Fire Station 17 - Spanish Springs: 500 Rockwell Blvd
Truckee Meadows Fire Station 223 - Lemmon Valley: 130 Nectar Street
Truckee Meadows Fire Station 16 - Washoe Valley: 1240 East Lake Blvd

“This has been an important annual program for our community” Christi Cakiroglu, KTMB executive director, said in a statement. “Since it started, we’ve been able to divert over 139,500 trees from the landfill and turn them into mulch for weed abatement and landscaping projects in our parks. Our volunteers who help us with this event - many who’ve been coming out every year for 20 years - find it to be a fun, festive thing to do to give back during the holidays. Everyone goes home smelling like Christmas trees!”

KTMB still needs volunteers at the Bartley, Rancho and Shadow Mountain locations. Sign up to volunteer at ktmb.org/volunteer or call 775-851-5185.