How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Natomas

christmastreeTHE NATOMAS BUZZ | @natomasbuzz

Christmas is over and you’re ready for the New Year, but what do you do with that dried-out tree?

Natomas-area residents and those who live within the city limits with residential yard waste service can place trees in the street for pickup as part of the leaf season service.

The last day that Christmas trees, or any yard waste, can be placed out on the street for collection is Jan. 31, 2016.

City customers can find out when the next on-street collection is estimated for their address by checking the Leaf Season schedule at SacRecycle (click) or by calling 311.

Holiday Tree Recycling Guidelines:

  • Trees should be clean of all lights, tinsel, decorations etc. and have no stand attached.
  • Flocked trees will be accepted.
  • The city will collect up to five (5) trees. Loads in excess of five trees will only be accepted at:
    Elder Creek Recovery & Transfer Station,
    Kiefer Landfill, and the
    North Area Recovery Station.
  • Make sure there is space between the curb and tree to allow water to flow to storm drains.
  • Do not place trees in bike lanes.
  • If you miss the citywide tree collection you can put your tree in your yard waste container. The tree must be cut into pieces that will fit completely into the container with the lid closed. It will be collected on your next weekly collection day.

On-street tree collection is for residential customers who receive yard waste service from the city of Sacramento.

Businesses and those who live in apartments and should use one of the free drop-off events listed below or find another legal disposal method for their tree.

Improper disposal of holiday trees on city streets is considered illegal dumping.

Free drop-off events for those who do not receive city service

Please note the specific dates and times for free tree drop-off:

Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station – 8491 Fruitridge Road
Saturday, Jan. 9,
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also accepting trees Dec. 26 – Jan. 31, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (from Jackson Highway, south on Florin Perkins Road, right on Fruitridge Road)

SMUD – Corporation Yard – 6100 Folsom Blvd.
Saturday, Jan. 9
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

North Area Recovery Station – 4450 Roseville Road
(I-80 to Watt, left on Roseville Road)
Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Kiefer Landfill – 12701 Kiefer Blvd.
(from Jackson Highway, north on Grant Line, right on Kiefer)
Saturday, Jan. 9 and Sunday, Jan. 10
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer – 8642 Elder Creek Road
(from Jackson Highway, south on Florin Perkins Road, left on Elder Creek)
Saturday, Jan. 2 and Jan. 9
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Also accepting trees Dec. 26 – Jan. 31, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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