More than 15,000 Christmas trees were recycled last year into 136 tons of nutrient-rich mulch that was used in public gardens and parks across the Las Vegas valley.
“Recycling trees is a great way to give back to the community as they stay local and beautify our parks,” said Tara Pike-Nordstrom, UNLV recycling manager and member of the valleywide Christmas Tree Recycling Program. “Plus, with convenient locations throughout Southern Nevada, it’s never been easier to participate.”
Mulch from the trees is also available free to community members at the following locations.
- Pecos Legacy Park and Acacia Park from Dec. 28 to Jan. 14 (7 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
- University of Nevada Cooperative Extension will have mulch available for pickup at its North Las Vegas Research Center and Demonstration Orchard and its Lifelong Learning Center in Las Vegas. Pickup times vary. Residents should call the Clark County office at (702) 222-3130.
Be sure to prepare your tree for recycling:
- Flocked trees can’t be recycled
- remove all non-organic material such as lights, ornaments, wire, and tinsel
- Trees more than 5 feet tall should be cut in half