Christmas tree ready to go? West Seattle tree-cycling reminder

December 30, 2012 at 2:07 pm | In Environment, Holidays, West Seattle news | 4 Comments

Ben e-mailed today to ask, “Where/when do we take our Christmas trees to be removed? Will the city pick them up?” The info is in the WSB West Seattle Holiday Guide, but for expediency’s sake, here’s the bottom line: Between now and January 13, you can put your tree out for curbside pickup OR take it to the transfer station (nearest one is in South Park). If it’s taller than six feet, you need to cut it to that length before putting it out for curbside pickup – or take it to the transfer station, where it can be intact up to eight feet tall. The city’s full how-to is here. P.S. Also remember, if you have Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday trash/recycling/yard-waste/etc. pickup, it’ll be on one-day delay again this week because of the holiday – Tuesday pickup will be on Wednesday, and so on. Then it’s all back to normal the week of January 7th.

4 Comments

  1. Any opportunities to recycle Christmas tree lights this year?

    Comment by Paul — 7:14 pm December 30, 2012 #

  2. Good luck with the tree recycling. We get the same size tree every year and every year they take it with no problem. We put ours out this morning and they did not take it. They left a note saying it had to be in bundles (4ftx2ftx2ft) and marked yard. What the hell? We have never had a problem before! I am really pissed because now we have to take the time to cut our tree up and then wait another week for them to take it!

    Comment by A — 9:47 am December 31, 2012 #

  3. Same result here, we got the same note, and they left our tree curb side. This year they are requiring the tree be cut into four foot sections and bundled with twine. Looks like our 5 foot tree will be remaining on the sidewalk for a week since they didn’t pick it up today.

    Comment by WesCAddle — 12:31 pm December 31, 2012 #

  4. those comments are interesting since SPU’s website includes the same six foot note that the WSB lists. per SPU it has to be six feet long or under, not four !? (But it has to be less than four feet wide?
    here is the text:
    “Food and yard waste subscribers can put trees and greens out on their regular collection day. Cut trees into sections, six feet long or shorter, with branches trimmed to less than four feet to fit into the collection trucks. Bundle each section with sisal string or twine (not plastic). Decorated, flocked and plastic trees are not recyclable, and will be charged as extra garbage.”

    Comment by sam-c — 12:35 pm December 31, 2012 #

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