Christmas tree recycling begins this weekend

SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash., January 2, 2022—It is that time again for Christmas trees to be collected from curbside in January. After the tree is collected, typically it is chipped and made into a mulch. To include your tree collection service, post it in comments to be added to the list.

Be sure to remove ALL lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part of the original tree. Don’t forget to remove tree stands as well!

Check out the website Earth911 to find out how to recycle other holiday items like tree lights.

Flocked trees are usually NOT accepted – see picture below – as this may damage the chipper. Check with the tree collector for detail instructions and restrictions as these will vary.

Picture of a flocked tree

ARLINGTON

According to Waste Management, if a customer subscribes to yard waste service their Christmas Tree can be picked up for disposal. The tree must be cut up in sections that are no larger than 4 feet and placed into their yard waste cart. The tree needs to be free from any and all decorations and cannot be a flocked tree. Extra will be charged for anything that does not fit into the cart with the lid closed.

Another option is to give your tree to the New Moon Farm Sanctuary for the goats. Email Ellen to make an appointment to bring your tree: ellen@newmoonfarm.org.

The Boy Scouts are not collecting trees this year.

EDMONDS

BOY SCOUTS TROOP 300

Residents are to bring trees to St. Albans Episcopal Church located at 21405 82nd Place West in Edmonds. NO FLOCKED TREES.

  • Saturday, January 07, 2023 | 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 08, 2023 | 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

BOY SCOUTS TROOP 312/319

Residents are to bring trees to the following locations: PCC located at 9803 Edmonds Way in Edmonds or Edmonds United Methodist Church located at 828 Casper St in Edmonds. NO FLOCKED TREES.

  • Saturday, January 07, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 08, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

EVERETT

The following location is accepting tree/brush trimmings and other yard waste ONLY (no dirt, rocks, sod, or wood). Please contact the businesses or another of your choice for details on what’s accepted, hours, fees, etc.

Cedar Grove – Everett
3620 36th Pl NE,
Everett, WA 98201
(877) 764-5748
www.cedar-grove.com
Monday – Saturday, 7a.m. – 3p.m.
Sunday, Closed
Hours vary by location

LAKE STEVENS

Boy Scout Troop 43 is collecting Christmas trees – see details below. Contact Information: lkstevens.troop43@gmail.com

LYNNWOOD

BOY SCOUTS TROOP 49

Trees can be dropped off January 8th and 9th at the Alderwood Boys & Girls Club in Lynnwood located at 19719 24th Ave W. Pick up services offered in Lynnwood, Brier, Mountlake Terrace and areas of unincorporated Snohomish County. Please check the map to see if you are located within our pickup area. NO FLOCKED TREES. Donations are appreciated but not required for pickup or drop off.

To schedule a pick-up click here or for more information email troop49trees@gmail.com.

BOY SCOUTS TROOP 304

Residents are to bring trees to 188th St SW & 44th Ave W (Across from the Lynnwood Rec Center). If you receive a hanger on your door, please follow the instructions for pick up. If not, please see the info below for how to drop off your tree. NO FLOCKED TREES. For more information contact troop304lynnwood@gmail.com

  • Saturday, January 07, 2023 | 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 08, 2023 | 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM

BOY SCOUTS TROOP 312/319

Residents are to bring trees to QFC located at 7500 196th St SW Ste B in Lynnwood. NO FLOCKED TREES.

  • Saturday, January 07, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Sunday, January 08, 2023 | 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

MARYSVILLE

The holiday season is a time of good cheer and presents, but all that gift-giving can generate an excess of cardboard boxes and Styrofoam. The City of Marysville is hosting a free post-holiday recycling collection from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7, in the old City Hall parking lot, 1049 State Ave.

Marysville Sunrise Rotary and other community partners will help Marysville residents recycle unwanted cardboard, Styrofoam, foam peanuts and other packaging materials. That’s not all. Bring your natural Christmas tree for ‘tree-cycling’ into wood chips to spread in city parks and trails. Finally, 3R Technology will accept e-waste for recycling.

The event is free, with donations gratefully accepted for the Marysville Community Food Bank.

What you can bring:
• Clean Styrofoam (clean, dry, free of tape)
• Packing peanuts (in bags or boxes)
• Cardboard (please flatten boxes before arrival)
• Clear bubble wrap
• Clear plastic wrapping (clean and dry material only)
• Real bare Christmas trees (remove lights, wire, tinsel and ornaments)
• Flat screen TVs
• Computers, monitors, keyboards and mice

Thank you to these event partners: Marysville Sunrise Rotary, Waste Management, 3R Technology, Creation Caretakers of Marysville United Methodist Church. Everett Community College’s Students for Environmental Action, local Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, and Marysville Community Food Bank.

MILL CREEK

According to Waste Management, if a customer subscribes to yard waste service their Christmas Tree can be picked up for disposal. The tree must be cut up in sections that are no larger than 4 feet and placed into their yard waste cart. The tree needs to be free from any and all decorations and cannot be a flocked tree. Extra will be charged for anything that does not fit into the cart with the lid closed.

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE

According to Waste Management, if a customer subscribes to yard waste service their Christmas Tree can be picked up for disposal. The tree must be cut up in sections that are no larger than 4 feet and placed into their yard waste cart. The tree needs to be free from any and all decorations and cannot be a flocked tree. Extra will be charged for anything that does not fit into the cart with the lid closed.

MUKILTEO

BOY SCOUTS TROOP 16

Curbside pickup of Christmas trees by troop will begin at 7 a.m. on January 7, 2023. NO FLOCKED TREES. Residents are asked to place their tree curbside in the same location as you place your trash cans for curbside pickup. Participants MUST register your address here.

For more information click here or call/text 206-931-6486.

CITY OF SNOHOMISH

Boy Scout Troop 43 is collecting Christmas trees – see details below. Contact Information: lkstevens.troop43@gmail.com

WASTE MANAGEMENT SERVICES

According to Waste Management, if a customer subscribes to yard waste service their Christmas Tree can be picked up for disposal. The tree must be cut up in sections that are no larger than 4 feet and placed into their yard waste cart. The tree needs to be free from any and all decorations and cannot be a flocked tree. Extra will be charged for anything that does not fit into the cart with the lid closed.

SNOHOMISH COUNTY SERVICES

The following locations are accepting tree/brush trimmings and other yard waste ONLY (no dirt, rocks, sod, or wood). Please contact these businesses or another of your choice for details on what’s accepted, hours, fees, etc.

Cedar Grove – Everett
3620 36th Pl NE,
Everett, WA 98201
(877) 764-5748
www.cedar-grove.com
Monday – Saturday, 7a.m. – 3p.m.
Sunday, Closed
Hours vary by location

Pacific Topsoils – Smith Island
3000 Frontage Rd.,
Everett, WA 98201
(425) 337-2700
www.pacifictopsoils.com
Monday – Friday, 7a.m. – 5p.m.
Saturday, 9a.m. – 4p.m.
Sunday, Closed

Pacific Topsoils – Mill Creek
13517 35th Ave SE
Mill Creek, WA 98012
(425) 337-2700
www.pacifictopsoils.com
Monday – Friday, 7a.m. – 5p.m.
Saturday, 9a.m. – 5p.m.
Sunday, 9a.m. – 4p.m.

Bailey Compost
12711 Springhettie Rd,
Snohomish, WA 98296
(360) 568-8826
www.baileycompost.com
Monday – Friday, 8a.m. – 4p.m.
Saturday – Sunday, Closed

Riverside Topsoil
7404 Lowell-Snohomish River Rd.,
Snohomish, WA  98296
(425) 379-9933
www.riversidesoils.com
Monday – Friday, 7a.m. – 5p.m.
Saturday, 8a.m. – 4p.m.
Sunday, Closed

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