For the first time ever, this program has received a grant from NV Energy to ensure its continuation. People wanting to recycle their trees are asked to make a minimum donation of $3. Funds collected will support this recycling program and other KTMB community beautification and education programs.
Tree collection will take place through Jan. 16 at three drop-off sites, including Bartley Ranch and Rancho San Rafael parks in Reno, and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks. Collection sites will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and staffed by community volunteers. 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 KTMB Executive Director Christi Cakiroglu. “We are very excited about NV Energy’s grant and we hope the $3 donation from each tree recycled goes a long way to matching NV Energy’s support for this program and community cleanup efforts.”
Recycled trees are chipped into mulch and used year-round in park, river and open space projects to prevent weed growth and soil erosion and promote beautification.
For more information, visit www.ktmb.org.