Where, How to Recycle Your Christmas Trees

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Christmas has come and gone, which means it’s almost time to get rid of those Christmas trees. If you’re wondering what to do with your trees, look no further. Below is a list of places where you can recycle your trees for free, as well as other free pick-up options.

Sacramento County: For more information about dates, times and other details regarding recycle sites in Sacramento County, visit: www.saccounty.net

  • SMUD Corporate Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd: Jan. 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: Jan. 9 and 10
    – North Area Recovery Station, 4450 Roseville Rd., 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 Rd.:
    – Saturdays: Dec. 26, Jan. 2, Jan. 9, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Sacramento Recycling & Transfer Station: 8491 Fruitridge Rd.:
    – Dec. 26 – Jan. 31 (except Sunday), 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Folsom – Dan Russell Rodeo Arena:
    – Jan. 9 and 10, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

San Joaquin County: For more information about dates, times and other details regarding recycle sites in Sacramento County, visit: www.sjgov.org

  • Escalon: The Escalon Fire District will pick up trees that are placed in the street at the curb by 6 a.m. Trees may be cut up and placed into the green waste container, but make sure the lid is closed.
  • Lathrop: The Curbside Recycling Program by the City of Lathrop will take place from Dec. 26 through Jan. 2, 2016. Trees taller than 6 feet need to be cut in half.
  • Lodi: The Lodi Boy Scouts will be picking up curbside trees for recycling on Jan. 9 as part of their annual fundraiser.
  • Lodi – North County Recycling Center: 17720 East Hearney Ln., Dec. 26 – Jan. 16
  • Stockton: The Curbside Recycling Program by the City of Stockton will collect trees from Dec. 26 through Jan. 16

West Sacramento: Yolo County Landfill, 44090 County Road 28H

  • Residents can drop off their trees at the landfill between 6:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, or on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Residents can also cut the tree into small pieces to fit into the waste cart or bundle 3-foot sections and place them next to waste carts on scheduled service days.

With all locations and pickups, residents are urged to have their trees completely cleared of tinsel, ornaments, lights and any other holiday decorations.