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Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Pierce County residents who subscribe to yard waste collection service can treecycle their unflocked Christmas tree curbside.
Other residents can recycle trees free of charge if they self-haul to
transfer stations in Pierce County
. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed of as garbage.
The cities of Milton, Orting, Tacoma, Puyallup and Ruston have special collection programs for households within their city limits. Contact your city hall or local garbage hauler for more details.
How To Treecycle
Remove the tree stand, tinsel, decorations and any nails or staples
Place the tree in your yard waste container for pick up on your regularly scheduled collection day
The tree must fit into the closed container (you may have to cut the tree into pieces)
What Happens to the Trees Collected
All trees collected become
, a beneficial soil amendment that is popular with home and commercial gardeners.
Treecycling helps save valuable landfill space, while the compost created enhances soil quality, saves water and reduces reliance on chemical fertilizers.
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