Here’s how, when and where to recycle Christmas trees

December 28, 2013 

Most people will enjoy their Christmas trees for a few more days, but here is the information for recycling them.


LeMay compost collection/yard waste customers

Put trees in or near your compost cart (in sections 3 feet long or shorter).

Call 360-923-0111 for information.

City of Olympia garbage customers

For customers with Thursday or Friday service, tree pickup is Jan. 4.

For customers with Tuesday or Wednesday service, pickup is Jan. 11.

Put your tree in your regular pickup spot by 6 a.m.

Call 360-753-8368 and choose option 2 for more information.

City of Lacey residents

The city of Lacey and local Boy Scout troops are partnering to provide tree pickup inside city limits.

Trees must be at the curb on Jan. 4 by 8 a.m. for pick up.

For details, visit the city of Lacey website or call Lacey Public Affairs at 360-491-3214.

City of Tumwater residents

Place trees at the nearest street corner by 8 a.m. Jan. 6.

Call 360-754-4150 for information.


All Thurston County residents

Take trees to the Waste and Recovery Center at 2420 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey through Jan. 12.

Open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (closed Jan. 1)

Rainier residents

Take trees to the drop box at 13010 Rainier Acres Road through Jan. 12.

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Rochester residents

Take trees to the drop box at 16500 Sargent Road through Jan. 12.

Open Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tenino residents

Take trees to 418 S. Wichman St. S. through Jan. 15.

Yelm residents

Take trees to Yelm City Park anytime through Jan. 10.

Residents near Shelton

Bill McTurnal Enterprises at 721 W. Kamilche Lane accepts trees from through Jan. 9 during daylight hours. On weekends, leave trees by the closed gate.

Note: No flocked trees. Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, stands and nails from trees before recycling. Multi-family complex residents should check with their property managers for tree placement locations.

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