Teaming up with SMUD, select waste management collection sites in the region will be accepting “bare” trees (all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails removed). Flocked trees will also be accepted, but not mulched, and there is a limit of five trees per vehicle.
Holiday trees can be dropped off for free at the following locations:
SMUD Corporate Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd:
• January 9, 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
• Get your tree mulched and bagged to take home to use for landscaping
Sacramento County Waste Management & Recycling:
• January 9 and 10
• *North Area Recovery Station, 4450 Roseville Road, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
• *Kiefer Landfill, 12701 Kiefer Blvd, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*Elder Creek Recovery & Transfer, 8642 Elder Creek Road:
• Saturdays: December 26, January 2, January 9, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Sacramento Recycling & Transfer Station: 8491 Fruitridge Road:
• December 26 - January 31 (except Sunday), 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
*Folsom - Dan Russell Rodeo Arena:
• January 9 and 10, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
* Loads in excess of five trees will be accepted at North Area Recovery Station, Kiefer Landfill, Elder Creek Recovery & Transfer, and Dan Russell Rodeo Arena.
If you can’t make the dates above, you can also recycle your tree by cutting it up and placing it in your curbside green waste cart, and it will be picked up on your regular green waste collection day.
One tip for next year’s Christmas tree: Buy a live tree that can be planted after the holidays; you will have a gift that really does continue to give. Get more tips and information at www.HolidayRecycling.com