– From the Thurston County Board of Commissioners:
When the holidays wind down and the decorations get packed away, it’s time to figure out what to do with the Christmas tree. This season, free tree collection and drop-off opportunities are available county-wide.
To prepare your tree for recycling, please remove all ornaments, lights, stands, nails, and tinsel prior to drop off. Flocked trees are accepted.
All Thurston County residents: Trees are accepted at the Waste and Recovery Center located at 2420 Hogum Bay Road NE in Lacey from December 26 – January 14 (closed January 1). Open Monday – Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday – Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; entrance gates close at 4:45 p.m. daily.
Rainier residents: Take trees to the Rainier Drop Box Facility at 13010 Rainier Acres Road from December 29 – January 14. The facility is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Rochester residents: Take trees to the Rochester Drop Box Facility at 16500 Sargent Road from December 26 – January 14. The facility is open Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tenino residents: Trees are accepted at 418 S. Wichman Street from December 26 – January 15.
Yelm residents: Place trees in the designated tree dumpsters at Yelm City Park located at SR 507 and Mosman Avenue anytime from December 29 – January 15, or until the dumpsters are full.