West Seattle holidays: Dreaming of a green post-Christmas – tree recycling and more

TREE-CYCLING: We are the last people to suggest you should rush that tree right out the door now that Christmas is over (unless it’s so dry that it’s a fire hazard). But this IS the first official day of the city’s free post-holiday tree recycling, which continues through January 12th. Here’s the city rundown of info on how to put out your tree for curbside recycling OR how to take it to the nearby South Transfer Station, which is OK with trees/sections up to 8 feet long, while the curbside limit is 6 feet per tree/section.

P.S. You can also support a local youth group via tree-cycling; the West Seattle Rainbow Girls‘ sixth annual Christmas Tree Recycling Fundraiser is set for Saturday, January 4th, at the Alki Masonic Center, with tree dropoff 10 am-2 pm and a suggested donation of $5 per tree.

OTHER HOLIDAY RECYCLING INFO … from “packing peanuts” to batteries to old Christmas lights, recycling info is here, again courtesy of Seattle Public Utilities.

5 Replies to "West Seattle holidays: Dreaming of a green post-Christmas - tree recycling and more"

  • A December 26, 2013 (11:19 am)

    You can throw batteries and Christmas lights away.

  • vanessa December 26, 2013 (12:10 pm)

    Does anyone know who is taking strands of holiday lights that no longer work?

  • JanS December 26, 2013 (12:40 pm)

    vanessa…from the above article…lights can only be recycled at these locations, otherwise place in your garbage:


    • WSB December 26, 2013 (12:46 pm)

      And if you don’t want to click through to that – the nearest one is McLendon Hardware in White Center. Please DO follow that SPU link, though, lots of helpful info about a variety of recyclables! P.S. If anyone else has a tree-cycling fundraiser or any other kind of holiday recycling drive, please send word so we can add it to the list – editor@westseattleblog.com is the catch-all mailbox any ol’ time – TR

  • service dog academy December 26, 2013 (12:57 pm)

    Service Dog Academy is closing at the end of the year. I am in DESPERATE need of boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, and peanuts!

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