Boulder City residents can recycle their Christmas trees for free from Sunday, Dec. 26, until Jan. 16.
Trees can be dropped off 24/7 in the recycling container at Bravo Field near the corner of Eagle Drive and Sixth Street.
The Boulder City recycling program is part of an effort to keep trees out of landfills in Southern Nevada and is done in partnership with BC Waste Free and the city of Henderson.
When dropping off a Christmas tree at the recycling container, all nonorganic objects such as lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments and nails should be removed. Artificial Christmas trees and those with artificial snow cannot be recycled.
After the trees are recycled, they are turned into organic mulch, which residents can get for free starting Jan. 4. The mulch is available on a first-come, first-served basis through Feb. 1 at Pecos Legacy Park, 150 N. Pecos Road, and Acacia Park, 50 Casa Del Fuego St., both in Henderson.
Those coming to get mulch should bring their own shovel and a container.
The holidays are also a good time to recycle the cardboard, plain gift bags and cards that accumulate during the season. BC Waste Free accepts a variety of these items for recycling from their customers. A complete list can be found at https://bcwastefree.com/faqs/.
For more information about tree recycling, call Boulder City Public Works at 702-293-9301 or BC Waste Free at 702-293-2276.
Contact reporter Celia Shortt Goodyear at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 702-586-9401. Follow her on Twitter @csgoodyear.
Tree recycling locations open through Jan. 19:
▶ Acacia Park, 50 Casa del Fuego St.
▶ Anthem Hills Park, 2256 N. Reunion Drive
▶ Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, 298 Arroyo Grande Blvd.
▶ Capriola Park, 2155 Via Firenze
▶ Discovery Park, 2011 Paseo Verde Parkway
▶ Madeira Canyon Park, 2390 Democracy Drive
▶ Mission Hills Park, 551 E. Mission Drive
▶ Morrell Park, 500 Harris St.
▶ Pecos Legacy Park, 150 Pecos Road
▶ Whitney Ranch Recreation Center, 1575 Galleria Drive