“All Thurston County residents can bring their Christmas trees for free to the Thurston County Waste and Recovery Center (WARC). Trees are accepted for free from Dec. 26 through Jan. 31 (except Jan. 1, New Years Day) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Limbs, boughs and greenery are accepted at yard waste rates ($35 per ton, $5 minimum fee). After Jan. 31, trees are accepted at yard waste rates. Directions: From I-5 take Exit 111, go north on Marvin Road, turn right on Hogum Bay Road, and the WARC entrance will be on the right.
Rainier residents should place trees at the curb on their regular Tuesday or Friday garbage pickup day from Dec. 29 to Jan. 19. For more information call Rainier City Hall 446-2265. Or they can also take trees to the Rainier Transfer Station at 13010 Rainier Acres Road from Dec. 29 through Jan. 27 during operating hours (Fri. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Yelm residents may take trees to Yelm City Park anytime between Dec. 26 and Jan. 14. Place trees into container provided (as far back as possible).
LeMay customers with active yard waste service should place trees next to their container on their normal yard waste collection day/week. LeMay will also pick up trees at regular garbage rates for non-yard waste customers. For information, call 923-0111,” quoting Thurston County Solid Waste.