CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM
Open through January 15
 

 
 
 

 
The Conservation District of Southern Nevada along with the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee will be hosting the Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program from December 26 - January 15. Drop off your cut Christmas tree for free at the locations listed here, click the link.  ./Drop_Off xmas trees.pdf
 
Each year between Dec. 26 and Jan. 15 local government agencies, nonprofits and businesses work together in a joint effort to keep Christmas trees out of Southern Nevada's local landfill. The program was established in 2001 to educate the community on how recycling Christmas trees helps ensure the sustainability of our area by saving landfill space. When chipped into mulch, cut trees become valuable organic material used in landscaping projects that help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. Sponsorships are available for this program.
 
 

How to Prepare your Tree for Reycling

Before dropping off your tree:
1. 
Remove lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, tree stands, and any other material that are not part of the original tree.  
2. Flocked trees cannot be recycled. 
3. Trees over 5ft. tall should be cut in half.   


Trees are ground up as part of the recycling process, foreign materials can ruin the chipping machine. Non-organic materials aren't good for mulch and compost mixtures. 

Christmas Tree Recycling FAQ

 

Tree Pick Up 

1-800-GOT-JUNK will pick up trees from homes for $30. The fee includes removal of tree and clean-up of pine needles. The tree will then be dropped off at one of the designated recycling drop-off locations.

The service is available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily during the Christmas Tree Recycling program season. Customers can call 1-800-468-5865 (1-800-GOT-JUNK) 24 hours a day to schedule a pick up, or book online at
 1-800-GOT-JUNK.
 

 
How Trees are Recycled
 
Trees are chipped into mulch, cut trees become valuable organic material. The mulch is used in many ways around the community such as; in landscaping projects that help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy, for composting, to control dust, mulch is also given away to community gardens and residents.
 
Free Mulch Give Away
We encourage you to use mulch under your trees! Free mulch will be provided at these dates/locations from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Please bring a shovel and container.
 
Pecos Legacy Park -- January 4
Acacia Demonstration Gardens -- January 11

 
 
Program Statistics

In 2012, over 15,500 trees were recycled. Tree-cycling efforts diverted 2,066 cubic yards of solid waste from the landfill which is roughly equivalent to 8 school buses! The chipped trees created 140 tons of mulch for landscaping projects and dust control. Saving the community money and creating a healthy environment. 

The Christmas Tree Recycling Program has been a huge success with approximately 144,739 Christmas Trees recycled since we started counting the trees in 2001. This is equivalent to over 19,600 cubic yards of solid waste diversion and 1,158 tons of mulch created. Now that's something to be proud of Southern Nevad

 

 
Year
Number of Trees Recycled
2001
3,363
2002
3,000
2003
2,800
2004
8,791
2005
6,669
2006
10,187
2007
18,951
2008
11,705
2009
13,450
2010
15,649
2011
17,320
2012
15,534
  
 

 
 
 
Community Partners:

1-800-GOT-JUNK?

City of Boulder City
City of Henderson 
City of Las Vegas 
City of North Las Vegas
Clark County Parks and Recreation
Clear Channel Outdoor
Conservation District of Southern Nevada
Cox Communications
Desert Green 
First Choice Tree Service 
Las Vegas Valley Water District
Lowes
Lunas Recycling
Maplethorpe's Christmas Trees/Frosty's Trees
MGM Resorts Internatio
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

Nevada Division of Environmental Protection 
Nevada Division of Forestry
PAR 3 Landscaping and Maintenance, Inc. 
RC Willey 
Republic Services 
SB Landscaping
Southern Nevada Water Authority 
Springs Preserve
Star Nursery 
Summerlin
UNLV Rebel Recycling Program 
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE)
Valley Crest Landscaping
Vermeer Sales Southwest