Christmas Tree Recycling in Las Vegas
Its that time of year again. In Las Vegas there are over 200,000 live Christmas trees sold every year. Only 7 percent of these trees are recycled.
UNLV’s Rebel Recycling Program is partnering with local public and private organizations to set up the largest Christmas tree recycling effort in Clark County. In an effort to reduce holiday landfill waste and create mulch that can be used in local parks and gardens, there will be over 34 locations valley-wide to donate your Christmas tree starting on December 26, 2015 ending January 15, 2016.
All donated trees will be chipped into rich organic material to be used at public gardens and parks across the valley. These locations include the Springs Preserve, City of Henderson parks, Clark County parks and City of North Las Vegas parks.
In addition to Clark County having donation locations around the valley, Boulder City will participate and collect trees for the first time.
“We appreciate the commitment of Lowe’s to greatly increase the recycling effort in Clark County,” said Tara Pike-Nordstrom, manager of UNLV’s Rebel Recycling Program, who is heading up the county-wide effort for the second year. “We hope that Clark County residents will share in our passion and make a pledge to recycle their tree this year and help cut down on carbon emissions, beautify our locals parks and conserve water.”
Las Vegas has recycled 144,739 trees since this program started counting in 2001. Last winter alone, more than 15,550 trees were recycled, chipped and turned into 746 tons of mulch that was used for landscaping projects and dust control.
How Do I Prepare My Tree for Recycling?
In order to prepare your tree for proper recycling, you will need to remove all non-organic materials from the tree such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, tree stands and anything that did not originally come with the tree. Trees more than 5 feet in length should be cut in half.
*Please note that flocked (sprayed with artificial snow) trees cannot be recycled.
To find the location closest to you, residents can search the Springs Preserve Christmas Tree Recycling website.
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
Lowe’s – 2570 E. Craig Road
Seastrand Park – 6330 Camino Eldorado near Centennial Parkway & I-215
Acacia Park – 50 Casa Del Feugo St., I-215 at Gibson
Anthem Hills Park – 2256 Reunion Drive at Anthem Parkway
Arroyo Grande Sports Complex – 298 Arroyo Grand Blvd
Lowe’s – 1401 S. Boulder Highway
Lowe’s – 440 Marks Street
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.
Lone Mountain Park – 4445 N. Jensen near Jensen & Helena
Lowe’s – 2465 N. Nellis Blvd.
Lowe’s – 5050 S. Fort Apache Road
Lowe’s – 7550 W. Washington
Lowe’s – 4625 W. Charleston Blvd.
Lowe’s – 6050 W. Craig Road
Lowe’s – 5825 S. Eastern Avenue
Lowe’s – 7551 N. El Capitan Way
Lowe’s – 2875 E. Charleston Blvd.
Nevada Division of Forestry Nursery – Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, 9600 Tule Springs Rd, near US 95N 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
Nellis Airforce Base
Recycling Center, Building 461
12200 Southern Highlands Parkway
RC Willey – 3850 S. Town Center Dr., Town Center & I-215