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

01/01/2012 12:00 AM

01/03/2012 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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