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How To Recycle Christmas Trees After the Holidays


After Christmas, it’s important to get rid of the tree or when it is dry. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Also, bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer. 


If you have a live tree and are looking to have it composted:

Click here for a list of 2020-21 curbside collection and drop-off options.


To prepare your tree for both curbside collection and drop-off:

• Remove all tree stands (metal, plastic, wood), ornaments, lights, tinsel, etc.

• Flocked trees will not be accepted.

• Trees over 5ft must be cut in half.

• Apartment building tenants should contact their manager and request that they set up one day for holiday tree collection at the property.

Sausalito -

Bay Cities Refuse Service advises residents in Sausalito that your tree may be placed at the curbside with your green bin on your regular garbage pickup day. If you would like to dispose of your tree earlier, Bay Cities has a debris box at the MLK parking lot off of Coloma Street from Monday, December 28 through Monday, January 11. Questions about tree recycling may be directed to (415) 332-3646


Mill Valley - 

Mill Valley Refuse advises that residents in Almonte, Alto, Mill Valley, Homestead, and Strawberry that your tree may be picked up starting the week of Jan 4, 2021. Please put tree on the curb on your regular green waste pick-up day.


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