Holiday Reminders


Recycle your unflocked Christmas tree in your curbside yard waste cart or at transfer stations in Pierce County. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be thrown in the garbage.

If you live in Milton, Orting, Tacoma, Puyallup or Ruston, contact your recycling and garbage service provider for information about special collection programs.

What To Do With Your Tree

  • Remove the tree stand, tinsel, decorations and any nails or staples
  • Place the tree in your yard waste container for pick up on your regularly scheduled collection day
  • The tree must fit into the closed container (you may have to cut the tree into pieces)
Trees collected become Cascade Compost, a beneficial soil amendment that is popular with home and commercial gardeners.

Holiday Recycling Information

Use this holiday version of our reminders to help you remember what goes where this time of year.

Print the Holiday Reminders
See our standard reminders, or request a magnet.

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