FLORENCE LOW / Bee file, 2005

Residents of communities in the four-county Sacramento region are encouraged to recycle natural, unflocked Christmas trees through curbside pickup or one of the many drop-off programs that have been scheduled.

Kick Christmas tree to curb or drop it off to be recycled

Published: Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 5B
Last Modified: Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012 - 11:21 am

Cities and counties throughout the Sacramento region are encouraging residents to recycle Christmas trees through curbside pickups or scheduled drop-off events.

Only natural, unflocked trees are accepted. To prepare a tree for recycling:

• Remove trees from stands or plastic bags.

• Remove ornaments, lights, nails, tinsel and metal rod supports from trees.

• For curbside pickup, cut trees longer than 6 feet into pieces 3 feet or shorter.

• Information is available on most city, county or utility district websites.

Sacramento County

• Elder Creek Recovery & Transfer Station: Drop-off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 31, 8642 Elder Creek Road

• Sacramento Recycling and transfer Station: Drop-off from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday-Saturday through Jan. 31, 8491 Fruitridge Road.

• Kiefer Landfill: Drop-off from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 12701 Kiefer Blvd.

• North Area Recovery Station: Drop-off from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, 4450 Roseville Road.

• SMUD Corporation Yard: Drop-off from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 6100 Folsom Blvd.

• Citrus Heights: For curbside recycling, set trees out on your regular service day through Jan. 13 or cut the tree to fit in the green waste cart with lid fully closed.

• Elk Grove: Leave trees curbside next to the gray green waste cart by 6 a.m. the weeks of Jan. 9 and Jan. 23.

• Folsom: Drop-off 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 and Jan. 8, Rodeo Park on Stafford Street. Fundraiser for local Boy Scouts.

• Galt: Local Boy Scouts will collect trees curbside from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 7. Monetary donations requested. Other curbside pickup by California Waste Recovery Systems Jan. 9-13 on regular collection days.

• Rancho Cordova: Curbside pickup of natural trees set next to trash cart on regular collection days through Jan. 13 or cut to fit in green waste carts for regular green-waste collection days.

El Dorado County

• West Slope: Free drop-off at the Waste Connections recycling facility, 4100 Throwita Way, Placerville, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, through Jan. 15.

• South Lake Tahoe: Drop-off at the Resource Recovery Facility, 2140 Ruth Ave., or curbside collection Friday.

• El Dorado Hills Free tree-chipping at the Community Park, north entrance, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 7 and Jan. 8.

• Cameron Park: Cameron Park Community Services District drop-off at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Road, 7 a.m. to dusk, daily through Jan. 31.

• Placerville and unincorporated areas served by Waste Connections: Curbside pickup on regular yard waste collection days.

• South County and Northwest County: Curbside in areas served by Amador Disposal Service or Sierra Disposal Service.

Placer County

• Auburn: Normal collection of unflocked trees cut to fit inside green waste containers or free drop-off at the Auburn Transfer Station, 12305 Shale Ridge Road, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Jan. 21. The Auburn Fire Department will accept trees for chipping from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 7 at the Maidu Fire Station, 901 Auburn Folsom Road.

• Rocklin: Drop-off through Jan. 9 at the Twin Oaks Community Park parking lot, 5500 Park Drive, or at the Johnson-Springview Park parking lot, 5480 Fifth St.

• Roseville: Curbside pickup of trees cut to fit green waste bins or drop-off at Maidu Park, 1550 Maidu Drive; Mahany Park, 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd.; or Saugstad Park, 100 Buljan Drive. Boy Scout citywide curbside pickup and fundraiser before 9 a.m. today and Jan. 7-8.

Yolo County

• Yolo County Central Landfill: Free drop-off through Jan. 15 at 44090 County Road 28H, Woodland.

• Davis: Curbside pickup on scheduled yard waste collection days.

• West Sacramento: Curbside pick-up of trees cut into 3-foot sections and placed in waste carts or bundled next to them on the regular service day. Or Cub Scout Pack 49 fundraiser drop-off from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 7 at Whitey's Jolly Kone, 1300 Jefferson Blvd.

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