Christmas trees are one of the most recognized traditions of the holiday season. But what happens after the holiday season? Many people simply throw their Christmas trees away, yet trees are valuable organic material that can be recycled and chipped into mulch. This mulch is used in public gardens and parks across the valley to help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. Recycling your tree is a gift that will keep on giving back to the community.
Drop off your Christmas tree for free at over 30 convenient drop sites from December 26th – January 15th. Remove all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Foreign objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.
Las Vegas Valley residents have recycled 260,519 trees since the program started counting trees in 2001, creating more than 2,265.5 tons of mulch. Last winter, 16,960 trees were recycled, chipped, and turned into 147.5 tons of nutrient-rich mulch used for landscaping projects and dust control. Local landfill volume was spared 2,261 cubic yards. This number was the second most trees collected in one season.
If you are unable to get your tree to a drop site, a local company called Move It will move it for you. The tree recycling service will cost $25. The code will be Tree25 for this discounted rate. The website is www.gomoveit.com.
The City of Henderson is offering a free mulch pick up for Valley residents. Residents will be able to pick up mulch on a first come first serve basis at Acacia Park and Pecos Legacy Park from December 28 – January 14, 7:00AM-3:00PM. People will need to bring their own containers and shovels to get the mulch. The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension (UNCE) is also offering free mulch at their Research Center and Demonstration Orchard in North Las Vegas at 4600 Horse Drive, North Las Vegas, NV 89131. This location is open to the public on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:00am-12:30pm. In addition, residents can pick up mulch at the Lifelong Learning Center at 8050 Paradise Rd., Las Vegas, NV 89123. This center is open to the public on Monday through Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm.
For more information about the Christmas Tree Recycling Program, drop-sites nearest you, and other ways that you can celebrate sustainable holidays, visit http://www.springspreserve.org/. Also find Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling on Facebook and Twitter, where you can follow the Christmas Tree Recycling conversation using @SNVTreeRecycle #MulchMadness.
Make a difference this holiday season and recycle your live Christmas tree!
Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off Locations
December 26, 2016 – January 15, 2017
• Bravo Ball Field Parking Lot (corner of Sixth Street & Avenue B)
North Las Vegas
• Aviary Park – 6650 Aviary Way & I-215
• Cheyenne Sports Complex – 3500 E. Cheyenne at Pecos
• Craig Ranch Golf Course – 628 W. Craig Road at Commerce
• Seastrand Park – 6330 Camino Eldorado near Centennial Parkway & I-215
• Acacia Park – 50 Casa Del Fuego St., I-215 at Gibson
• Anthem Hills Park – 2256 Reunion Drive at Anthem Parkway
• Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd
• Mission Hills Park – 551 E. Mission Drive at College
• Pecos Legacy Park – 150 Pecos Rd.
• Whitney Ranch Recreation Center – 1575 Galleria Drive, near Russell Rd. & Whitney Ranch Drive
• Morrell Park – 500 Harris St. at Basic Rd.
City of Las Vegas/ Clark County
• Bruce Trent Park – 8851 Vegas Drive, Vegas Dr. & Rampart
• Desert Breeze Park – 8275 Spring Mountain Rd. at Durango (Behind the Community Center)
• Las Vegas Springs Preserve- 333 S. Valley View Blvd.
• Mountain Crest Park is 4701 N Durango Drive (between Lone Mountain Road and
• Nevada Division of Forestry Nursery- Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9600 Tule Springs Rd., near
US 95 North at Durango
• Sunset Park – 2601 E. Sunset at Eastern
• Sunny Springs Park – 7620 Golden Talon Ave. near Elkhorn Rd & Farm Rd.
• UNLV Rebel Recycling Program- Flamingo & Swenson, southeast corner behind three solar dishes/UNLV solar site
• Lowe’s locations including:
- 2465 N. Nellis Blvd.,
- 5050 S. Fort Apache Road,
- 7550 W. Washington,
- 4625 W. Charleston Blvd.,
- 2570 E Craig Rd,
- 6050 W. Craig Road,
- 5825 S. Eastern Avenue,
- 7751 N. El Capitan Way,
- 2875 E. Charleston Blvd.
• Southern Highlands Corporate Center (11411 Southern Highlands Parkway, 89141) in the back dirt parking area
• Town Center Drive directly across from Summerlin Centre Community Park between West Charleston and West Sahara Avenue. Look for the Christmas Tree Recycling sign.
2019 Christmas Tree Recycling Program Partners
City of Boulder City; City of Henderson; City of North Las Vegas; City of Las Vegas; Clark County Parks and Recreation; Clark County School District; Conservation District of Southern Nevada; Cox Communications; Cub Scout Pack 219; Howard Hughes Corporation; Las Vegas Valley Water District; Lowe’s Home Improvement; MGM Resorts International; Nevada Division of Environmental Protection; Nevada Division of Forestry; PAR 3 Landscaping and Maintenance, Inc.; Purdue Marion; RC Willey; Republic Services; Ryan’s Tree Care; SB Landscaping; Silverton Hotel and Casino; Southern Nevada Water Authority; Springs Preserve; Star Nursery; Stu Miller Seasonal Adventures; Summerlin; Terra Firma Organics; Troop 96; UNLV Rebel Recycling Program; University of Nevada Cooperative Extension; Vermeer Sales Southwest.
For more information, contact Tara Pike-Nordstrom at UNLV Rebel Recycling at (702) 895-3760 or read about Tree Recycling at springspreserve.org or Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling Facebook page.