Sacramento residents who receive yard waste collection can put their trees at the curb for street pickup until Jan. 31, the last day for this season’s leaf pickup. Make sure your tree can be recycled by following these guidelines:
▪ Trees should be clean of all lights, tinsel and decorations. Remove the stand.
▪ Flocked trees will be accepted.
▪ The city will collect up to five trees. Loads in excess of five trees will be accepted only at Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer Station, Kiefer Landfill and North Area Recovery Station.
▪ Make sure there is space between the curb and tree to allow water to flow to storm drains.
▪ Do not place trees in bike lanes.
▪ If you miss the street collection, put your tree in your yard waste container. The tree must be cut into pieces that will fit in the container with the lid closed.
Sacramento residents who live in apartments should use one of the free drop off events at portal.cityofsacramento.org/City-Manager/Media-Releases/Christmas-Tree-Collection.
These facilities are accepting Christmas trees for recycling:
▪ Sacramento County: Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road; and Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer Station, 8642 Elder Creek Road.
▪ Yolo County: Central Landfill, 44090 County Road 28H in Woodland; and Esparto Recycling and Transfer Station, 27075 County Road 19A in Esparto.
▪ Placer County: Auburn Transfer Station, 12305 Shale Ridge Road in Auburn; Lincoln Airport, 1420 Flightline Drive in Lincoln; and Del Oro High School, 3301 Taylor Road, Loomis.
▪ El Dorado County: Cameron Park Community Services District residents can drop off their trees at Cameron Park Lake, 2989 Cambridge Road. Other El Dorado County residents can check www.edcgov.us for later drop-off dates.