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
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
Number of Trees Recycled
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
First Choice Tree Service
Las Vegas Valley Water District
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.
Southern Nevada Water Authority
UNLV Rebel Recycling Program
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE)
Valley Crest Landscaping
Vermeer Sales Southwest