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Christmas tree recycling

Join the Springs Preserve and the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee in giving our community a gift: Recycle your tree. Each year from Dec. 26 to Jan. 15, you can take your cut Christmas trees to one of more than 30 convenient drop sites throughout the valley, to be recycled free of charge. Note: The Springs Preserve is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays and will not accept trees on those days.

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If you are unable to deliver your tree to a drop site, a local company called Move It will do it for you for a $25.99 fee. Reserve your pick-up and drop-off at

Recycling your tree helps ensure the sustainability of our community by saving valuable landfill space. When chipped into mulch, cut trees become valuable organic material used in landscaping projects that help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. Since 2001, the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee has saved about 300,000 trees from local landfills! Our ten year average has been 16,718 trees per year.

For more information about the Christmas Tree Recycling Committee, please call Tara Pike-Nordstom at UNLV Rebel Recycling at 702-895-3760.

Woman unloading trees at a Las Vegas Christmas Tree Recycling drop-off site

How to prepare your tree

Before dropping off your tree, remove all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Foreign objects can contaminate the mulch and ruin the chipper. Flocked trees cannot be recycled.

How recycling benefits the community

Even after all the holiday packages have been unwrapped there's still a chance to give one last present to the earth by donating your live Christmas tree.

Community partners

The Christmas Tree Recycling Committee invites you to get involved and make this year an even bigger success. Your contribution is tax-deductible through the Conservation District of Southern Nevada, and if your pledge is received by the annual deadline, your name will be printed on a poster to be displayed throughout the Las Vegas Valley. Your organization name also will be displayed on this page. Make a commitment today and witness the benefits of your generosity for years to come by contacting Tara Pike-Nordstom at UNLV Rebel Recycling at 702-895-3760.

These community partners work to help keep Christmas trees out of Southern Nevada's local landfills by supporting the Christmas Tree Recycling program.