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 16 (closed January 1). Open Monday–Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Saturday–Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Customers with other wastes in addition to a tree should expect to make two trips across the scale.
Rainier residents: Take trees to the Rainier Drop-Box Facility at 13010 Rainier Acres Road SE from December 26–January 16 (closed January 1). Open Friday–Sunday only, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Yelm residents: Residents can place trees in a designated dumpster at Yelm City Park anytime from December 28–January 16.