LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Giving Christmas trees a second life well beyond the holiday season, the Springs Preserve this year is again one of more than 30 locations throughout the community where Las Vegas Valley residents can donate their live trees to be recycled as mulch.
The Springs Preserve will collect trees on Saturday, Dec. 26 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 15. Before delivering your tree, remove all non-organic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails. Foreign objects contaminate the mulch and damage the chipper; also, flocked trees cannot be recycled. Upon arriving at the Springs Preserve, visitors will be asked a series of health-and-safety related questions and will be required to wear a face covering and observe social distancing protocols while on site.
Donated trees will be ground into mulch and used throughout the Springs Preserve to help conserve soil moisture and keep plants healthy. Recycling your tree is a gift that will keep on giving back to the community.
Since the Christmas Tree Recycling Program’s launch in 2001, Las Vegas Valley residents have recycled 260,519 trees, creating more than 2,265 tons of mulch. Last winter, 16,960 trees were recycled, chipped, and turned into 147 tons of nutrient-rich mulch used for landscaping projects and dust control. Local landfill volume was spared 2,261 cubic yards. This number represented the second most trees collected in one season in the Valley.
For more information about the Christmas Tree Recycling Program and a list of drop-off locations, visit SpringsPreserve.org. 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 fee; use the discount code Tree25 when reserving your pick-up and drop-off at gomoveit.com.