KTMB NEWS RELEASE
RENO, NV—Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful’s 21st annual Christmas Tree Recycling program is happening once again. This program held for residents of the greater Reno-Sparks area will begin Monday December 26th and run through Monday January 16th at three community drop-off sites: BartleyRanch Regional Park, Rancho San Rafael Regional Parks, and Shadow Mountain Sports Complex in Sparks. Collection sites will be open daily from 9 am to 4:30 pm. A minimum $3 donation is requested to support this program and other valuable KTMB community programs. 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 Christi Cakiroglu, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful executive director. Recycled trees are chipped into mulch, which is used year-round in park, river and open space projects to prevent weed growth, soil erosion and promote beautification.