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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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 Don’t Forget To Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

One more way to keep the holiday green.


  • LeMay compost collection/yard waste customers: Put trees in or near your compost cart (in sections 3 ft. or less). Call 923-0111 for information.
  • City of Olympia garbage customers: For customers with Thursday/Friday service, tree pickup is Saturday, January 7th. For those with Tuesday/Wednesday service, pickup is Saturday, January 14th. Place tree in regular pickup spot by 6:00 a.m. on your collection day. Call 753-8509 for more information.
  • City of Lacey residents: City crews will pick up trees. Put trees at curb by 8 a.m. on Monday, January 9th. Local Boy Scout troops will offer donation-based pickup service in some neighborhoods on Saturday, January 7th. Call 491-3214 for more information.
  • City of Tumwater residents: Place trees at the nearest street corner by 8 a.m., January 9th. Call 754-4150 for info.

  • All Thurston County residents: Take trees to the Waste and Recovery Center at 2418 Hogum Bay Road NE, Lacey, December 26th – January 16th (closed January 1st) Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Rainier residents: Take trees to the drop box at 13010 Rainier Acres Road from December 26th – January 14th, Friday & Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Rochester residents: Take trees to the drop box at 16500 Sargent Road from December 26th – January 15th, Tuesday, Saturday, & Sunday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Tenino residents: Take trees to 418 S. Wichman St. S. from December 25th – January 15th.
  • Yelm residents: Take trees to Yelm City Park anytime from December 26th – January 10th.
  • Shelton residents: Bill McTurnal Enterprises at 721 Kamilche Lane accepts trees from December 28th – January 9th during daylight hours. Weekends, leave trees by closed gate.

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.

By Loni Hanka

Don't forget to recycle your tree! Don't forget to recycle your tree!