Christmas Tree Recycling Program
Under Way From Dec. 26-Jan. 15
Link/Drop Off Sites:
Link/Christmas Tree Recyling Program: http://www.springspreserve.org/about/sustainability_treerecycling.html
Instead of throwing away your Christmas tree after the holidays, you can turn make it a gift to the community.
The Christmas Tree Recycling Program operates from Dec. 26 to Jan. 15 with more than 30 drop-off sites throughout the community. To find the closest one to you, visit the Las Vegas Springs Preserve website page.
Locations include several parks and Lowe's stores and these sites:
- Sunset Park, 2601 E. Sunset at Eastern
- Desert Breeze Park, 8275 Spring Mountain Road at Durango (behind the community center)
- Mountain Crest Park, 4701 N Durango Drive at Lone Mountain Road.
Las Vegas Springs Preserve
The trees are recycled into mulch, and the mulch is put to good use in public parks and gardens to help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. Recycling your tree is a gift that will keep on giving back to the community.
It's important to remove all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails from trees. Foreign objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper. Frocked trees, those covered with artificial snow, cannot be recycled.
Las Vegas Valley residents have recycled 196.085 trees since the program started in 2001, creating 1,705 tons of mulch. Republic Services estimates that the community recycles about 63 percent of trees from single-family residences.
For more information, find Southern Nevada Christmas Tree Recycling on Facebook and Twitter, where you can follow the Christmas Tree Recycling conversation using @SNVTreeRecycle #MulchMadness.