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Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Curbside and Drop-Off Locations
(Dec. 2009/Jan. 2010)
Rules for Recycling Trees
residents should check with their property managers for tree
placement locations, or use the drop-off locations underlined
No limbs, boughs, greenery, and other yard and garden items
will be accepted. These items may be taken to the Yard Debris Site at the Waste and Recovery Center, where regular rates apply (a minimum $8 charge applies).
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University of Wisconsin
All Thurston County
residents: Trees are accepted free of charge from Dec. 26 -
Jan. 9 (except Jan. 1) from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the
Waste and Recovery Center, 2418 Hogum Bay Road N.E., Lacey.
organics/yard waste customers: Place trees
in, or next to, the organics bin (no sections longer than 3 feet).
If you are not signed up for organics/yard waste service with
Pacific Disposal/LeMay, please place your tree out on the regular garbage
collection day, next to the garbage bin. The tree must be cut into
sections no longer than 3 feet, and a $3.33 fee applies per each
section. (The cost per section in Yelm is $3.35 and in Rainier,
Call City of Lacey Public Works Department at
491-3214 for more information.
Olympia garbage customers should place trees in their regular cart
location for free curbside collection. Customers with Thursday or
Friday garbage service should put trees out by 6 a.m. on Jan. 9.
Those with Tuesday or Wednesday garbage service should place trees
6 a.m. on Jan. 16.
Take to the
drop box at 13010 Rainier Acres Road from Dec. 26 - Jan. 9
(open Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.). Trees are free of
charge during these dates only.
residents: Take to the
drop box at 16500 Sargent Road from Dec. 26 - Jan. 9 (open
Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Trees are
free of charge during these dates only.
City of Tumwater
residents: Households should place
trees at the nearest street corner by 8 a.m. on Jan. 11.
Take to the corner of McClellan Street and Sussex
Ave. from Dec. 25 - Jan. 9.
Take to Yelm City Park any time between
Dec. 26 and Jan. 10.
Bill McTurnal Enterprises at 721 Kamilche Lane
accepts trees from Dec. 28 - Jan. 9during daylight hours.
Questions? Call Allyson Ruppenthal, Thurston County Solid Waste, at (360)
357-2491 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.