Free Holiday Tree Recycling

Each year following the winter holidays the District sets up a a drop-off area for Christmas trees recycling. Trees are chipped by North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District for local erosion control projects. Ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stands must be removed before recycling. There is typically a curbside tree collection week in January as well as a drop-off period.

2023-24 Schedule

Waste Management will collect clean trees for recycling curbside on your normal trash service day, for free, only during the week of January 8 - 12, 2024. Trees must be cut down into segments no longer than three (3) feet each. Trees must be clean of all decorations, nails and tree stands. Curbside collection is only available to Incline Village and Crystal Bay residents. Trees placed curbside any other time are considered excess trash and will be subject to extra charges/violation.

NEW DROP-OFF LOCATION: Dec. 22, 2023 - Jan. 29, 2024
This year, the new location for tree drop-off is the Overflow Parking lot across from Incline Beach. Trees can be any size, but must be clean of all decorations, nails and tree stands. All trees are chipped by the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District for local erosion control projects.