Christmas tree recycling program expects to collect 10,000 trees

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Christmas tree recycling program expects to collect 10,000 trees

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Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful

The annual Christmas tree recycling program in Reno-Sparks held by Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and NV Energy kicks off December 26 and will continue through January 12.

The program has collected more than 100,000 recycled trees since 2003, including 10,000 trees at last year's event.

The trees are chipped into mulch which is used in area parks and for open space projects. Organizers say the program reduces illegal dumping and preserves landfill space.