WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAYS: This year’s Christmas-tree-recycling reminder

As we say goodbye to the old year, many are also ready to say goodbye to their Christmas tree. Here’s the annual reminder from Seattle Public Utilities about how to do that if you have curbside pickup or the ability to take your tree to the transfer station:

Seattle Public Utilities invites Seattle residents to compost their Christmas trees and other holiday greens for free through January 31, 2022. Residents should place trees or bundled greens next to their food and yard waste cart on their collection day. Apartment residents may place two trees next to each food and yard waste cart on each collection day. Trees must be cut into lengths of four feet or less and all ornaments, lights, tinsel, and other decorations must be removed.

In addition to curbside collection, Seattle residents may drop off trees and other holidays greens for free at SPU’s north or south transfer stations through January 31. Stations will accept up to three trees per vehicle.

Recycle Your Holidays: Composting Christmas trees is just the beginning when it comes to holiday recycling. Many common holiday items can be recycled or reused. Customers can find out how to cut down on the amount of holiday waste that ends up in the landfill by checking SPU’s Where Does It Go Tool: seattle.gov/util/myservices/wheredoesitgo.

2 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE HOLIDAYS: This year's Christmas-tree-recycling reminder"

  • Genesee5Points December 30, 2022 (1:32 pm)

    An additional option for tree disposal is the annual Alki Christmas tree burning!  All are welcome, details on Facebook. Opinions of this event/method of tree disposal are valued but will not change the if it happens, or not. Spoiler alert: It’s happening… Hopefully we see you there!     

  • Thomas Auflick December 31, 2022 (3:52 pm)

    I want to know where I can donate my little live Christmas tree?

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