Christmas tree recycling information

Staff reportDecember 30, 2013 

After the holidays, your Christmas tree can be chipped and used as an energy source. Be sure to take advantage of these recycling opportunities.

Curbside pickup information

LeMay compost collection/yard waste customers can put trees in or near your compost cart in sections of 3 feet or less. Call 360-923-0111 for information.

City of Olympia garbage customers: Customers with Thursday or Friday service, tree pickup is Saturday, Jan. 4. Customers with Tuesday or Wednesday service, pickup is Saturday, Jan. 11. Place tree in regular pickup spot by 6 a.m. on your collection day. Call 360-753-8368, option 2 for more info.

City of Lacey residents: The City of Lacey and local Boy Scout troops are partnering to provide tree pickup inside city limits. For details, visit the City of Lacey website or call 360-491-3214.

City of Tumwater residents: Place trees at the nearest street corner by 8 a.m. Monday,  Jan. 6. Call 360-754-4150 for information.

Drop-off locations:

All Thurston County residents: Take trees to the Waste and Recovery Center at 2420 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey. Dec. 26- Jan. 12. Open from 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, and from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed Jan. 1.

Rainier residents Take trees to the drop box at 13010 Rainier Acres Road from Dec. 27- Jan. 12. Open Fri., Sat., and Sun. from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Rochester residents can take trees to the drop box at 16500 Sargent Road from Dec. 28 - Jan. 12. Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday.

Tenino residents can take trees to 418 S. Wichman Street S. from Dec. 25-Jan. 15.

Yelm residents can take trees to Yelm City Park anytime from Dec. 26-Jan. 10.

Residents near Shelton: Bill McTurnal Enterprises at 721 W Kamilche Lane accepts trees from Dec. 28-Jan. 9 during daylight hours. Weekends, leave trees by closed gate.

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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