Christmas tree recycling extended through Sunday

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful says its 27th annual Christmas Tree Recycling program led to more than 10,000 trees being dropped off for recycling.

"This program allows each resident who recycles their tree to have a meaningful impact at our local parks,” said Christi Cakiroglu, Executive Director at KTMB. “Each tree is not only recycled to be kept out of the landfill and our open spaces, but it is given a second life, being turned into mulch and reused within our community and in our parks.”

NV Energy Foundation has been supporting this program since 2011.

Though KTMB’s Christmas Tree Recycling program in local parks has ended, trees can still be dropped off at three participating Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District Stations, through Sunday, January 14.

1. Truckee Meadows Fire Station 17 - Spanish Springs: 500 Rockwell Blvd
2. Truckee Meadows Fire Station 223 - Lemmon Valley: 130 Nectar Street
3. Truckee Meadows Fire Station 16 - Washoe Valley: 1240 East Lake Blvd

This program is for residents only. Trees must be free of stands, nails, tinsel, lights, and all other decorations. Flocked trees cannot be accepted.

After January 14 residents will be able to take their trees to RT Donovan Company, Inc. We encourage residents to call ahead regarding drop off times and fees. 775-425-3015.

Christmas tree recycling is one of the many programs run by KTMB to help keep our area free of litter and to promote recycling in our area. If you'd like to make a donation to support this program, click here, or donate in person when dropping off your tree.