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Thurston County Connection
December, 2014
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Changes at Thurston County Superior Court

(More) Changes at Thurston County Superior Court

County Benefits from “JBLM Day of Service”

It’s official!

Health Systems Doing a Good Job of Tracking Illnesses

Families Welcome New Members

Perfection is Reality for County Waste Water Treatment Plant

Less Leftovers, More Joy

The Klondike Kings and the telegraph to nowhere

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 Christmas Tree Curbside and Drop-Off Locations

Services run in December and January

With the holiday season here, many of us decorate our homes and put up a brightly lit tree as part of the festivities. But when it comes time to put those decorations away for another year, please recycle your tree. There are many options to properly dispose of your tree and they are listed below. Pickup Options-

  • LeMay compost collection/yard waste customers: Put trees in or near your compost cart (in sections 3 ft. or less). Call 923-0111 for info.
  • City of Olympia garbage customers: For customers with Thurs./Fri. service, tree pickup is Sat., Jan. 5. For those with Tues./Wed. service, pickup is Sat., Jan. 12. Place tree in regular pickup spot by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. Call 753-8368 and choose option 2 for info.
  • City of Lacey residents: Put trees at curb by 8 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 5. Local Boy Scout troops will offer donation based pickup service in the community. Call 491-3214 for info.
  • City of Tumwater residents: Place trees at the nearest street corner by 8 a.m., Jan. 7. Call 754-4150 for info.


Drop-off locations-
  • All Thurston County residents: Take trees to the Waste and Recovery Center at 2418 Hogum Bay Road NE, Lacey from Dec. 26 to Jan. 13 (closed Jan. 1). Open Mon. through Fri. 7 a.m. to 5 p.m and Sat. and Sun.: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Rainier residents: Take trees to the drop box at 13010 Rainier Acres Road from Dec. 26 – Jan. 12. Fri. & Sat.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Rochester residents: Take trees to the drop box at 16500 Sargent Road from Dec. 26 – Jan. 13. Tues., Sat., and Sun.: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tenino residents: Take trees to 418 S. Wichman St. S. from Dec. 25 – Jan. 15.
  • Yelm residents: Take trees to Yelm City Park anytime from Dec. 26 – Jan. 10.
  • Shelton residents: Bill McTurnal Enterprises at 721 Kamilche Lane accepts tree from Dec. 28 – Jan. 31 during daylight hours. Weekends, leave trees by closed gate. Call 866-4594 for more information.


Flocked trees are accepted. Please remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel, stands, and nails from trees prior to recycling. Multi-family complex residents should check with their property manager for tree placement locations.

Contact Us
Call Loni Hanka (360) 867-2282 or e-mail hankal@co.thurston.wa.us.

By John Tennis

Enjoy your tree, then recycle it! Enjoy your tree, then recycle it!