How To Recycle Your Christmas Tree In The Bay Area

  • City of San Mateo: Christmas Tree Pick-up: Trees can be picked up on your regularly scheduled service day from December 26-January 31. All decorations and stands must be removed before they can be collected (flocked trees are okay). Please place trees next to your compost cart.
  • Alameda County -  provides curbside pick-up of Christmas trees and yard-trimmings. Call the county's recycling hotline at 877-STOPWASTE or find your city's specific recycling program.
  • Contra Costa County  - (complete city - by city listing)  Also, RSS customers see this page (look about halfway down the page) - Most  cities in Contra Costa pick-up Christmas trees curbside.
  • San Franciso- To get rid of your Christmas tree, please place clean, unflocked trees next to your bins on your regular service day between Wednesday, January 2 through Friday, January 11, 2019. If you missed your collection date, please contact Recology by calling (415) 330-1300.

  • Marin County - picks up Christmas trees through the month of January on the day it normally collects yard waste.  Trees over 6 feet tall, call 415-485-5646, or bring the tree to the Marin Resource and Recovery Center. Many local fire stations also collect Christmas trees. Larkspur, Greenbrae, Kentfield, Las Gallinas Valley, Ross, San Anselmo, San Rafael, Fairfax, and Ross Valley (Sleepy Hollow and Oak Manor) : Trees will be collected at the curb on your regular yard waste pickup day during the month of January. One pickup per residence. If trees are greater than 6 feet in length, please cut them in half. Remove all metal stands, plastic tree bags, and ornaments. Flocked trees will not be accepted.

  • Santa Clara County - Mountain View will pick-up curbside trees from Christmas Day through January 27th from single-family properties. Recology (PDF) will pick-up Christmas trees in Cupertino throughout the month of January; trees cannot be larger than 5 feet tall. Gilroy will pick-up Christmas trees that are cut into three-foot pieces. Check your October bill for specific dates. Los Gatos will collect Christmas trees under 6 feet on normal collection days. For more information call West Valley Collection and Recycling at 408-283-9250. 

  • Napa County - and also see this Boy Scouts-sponsored curbside Christmas tree pickup!   Recycle your old Christmas lights at our Napa office in December and January. Click here for year-round options . The annual Napa Valley District Boy Scouts Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling Day comes to Napa on the Saturday, January 6th, 2018. Please have your tree on the curb by 9 am on Saturday morning. Please DO NOT set out your tree earlier in the week, since tree collection will not take place until Saturday.
  • Solano County - Most cities in Solano County have curbside pick-up on specific dates in early January. Find your town's dates. Programs take place during the end of December and early January each year. Watch for details in your local newspaper. Recycle your old Christmas lights at Napa Recycling & Waste Services 820 Levitin Way - American Canyon 707 255-5200, Daily 8 am-4pm (Closed Holidays)