Seattle Public Utilities Mami Hara, General Manager/CEO
 
 
From 12/26/16 - 1/31/17, holiday trees, wreathes, and greens can be composted for free. Place on the curb next to your food and yard waste cart on your regular collection day.
  • Trees must be trimmed to 6-feet or shorter
  • Trim branches to less than 4-feet to fit into the collection trucks
  • Bundle each section with string or twine (not plastic or nylon)
  • Remove any metal, lights, ornaments, or other decorative objects
Flocked and plastic trees or wreaths aren't recyclable and will be charged as extra garbage.

At apartments

One tree may be placed next to each food and yard waste cart at no extra charge each collection day.

At transfer stations

Clean Christmas trees are accepted for free from 12/26/16 - 1/31/17. After that, regular fees apply (see hours and locations).
  • Trees must be less than 8-feet tall
  • Trunks can't be more than 4-inches in diameter
  • Remove any metal, lights, ornaments, or other decorative objects
  • Limit 3 trees per vehicle
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