INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. - Incline Village General Improvement District's Waste Not Program and the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District have joined efforts again to offer their annual free Christmas tree chipping program.
Incline Village/Crystal Bay residents may drop off their Christmas tree anytime between Dec. 22, 2012, and Jan. 31, 2013, at Preston Field, located off Highway 28 near the Incline Gateway Roundabout.
"This Christmas Tree Recycling service helps save our natural resources, landfill space and protects the clarity of Lake Tahoe," fire officials said in a press release.
All trees dropped off at Preston Field will be chipped and used as mulch for local erosion control projects. All trees left curbside will be taken to the landfill. Last year, this program recycled almost 15 tons of trees, according to the press release.
"Please take care to remove all ornaments, tinsel, nails, wire and other items which may cause harm to the tree chipper or operator," officials said.
The chipper will not accept stumps, wreaths or yard waste and is not designed to accept cut up trees, branches or bushes - only Christmas trees.
For more information on Waste Not programs, contact Rebecca Sawyer Williams at 775-832-1284 or visit www.ivgid.org.