Treecycling in Piece County

When the holidays are over, don’t forget to treecycle your fresh cut Christmas tree.

  • Tuesday, December 26, 2017 11:20am
  • News
If you live in Milton, Orting, Tacoma, Puyallup or Ruston, contact your recycling and garbage service provider for information about special collection programs. Otherwise, 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. Photo by Pierce County

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

When the holidays are over, don’t forget to treecycle your fresh cut Christmas tree.

Pierce County residents who subscribe to yard waste collection service can place their unflocked tree in their container. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed as garbage.

Residents may also recycle their tree free of charge at Pierce County’s transfer stations. For locations and more holiday recycling tips, visit piercecountywa.org/treecycle.

HOW TO TREECYCLE

To treecycle, 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, so cut the tree into pieces if necessary. If your tree isn’t in the cart, you may be charged for the additional pick up.

“Trees collected are composted along with the rest of the yard waste collected in Pierce County,” said Sheryl Rhinehart, Pierce County Planning and Public Works outreach coordinator. “The finished product is called Cascade Compost, a soil amendment you can buy locally and use in your own garden.”

The cities of Milton, Orting, Puyallup, Tacoma and Ruston have special tree collection programs for households within their city limits. Contact your recycling and garbage service provider for more details.

For more information about preparing for winter, visit piercecountywa.org/winterwise.

More in News

Panthers jazzed for new Performing Arts Center

Sports fans should also be excited for new home-side covered seating at the school stadium.

Ellenson park likely site for new Enumclaw dog park

City Parks Director Michelle Larson estimates a mid- to late-summer opening.

Bonney Lake team is the ‘People’s Choice’ at scholarship dinner

The Panthers advanced culinary team turned eyes and attracted taste buds with their bacon-themed three course meal at the last Bite of the Apprentice.

City of Enumclaw seeking downtown developer

A new three-story building may be built on the corner of Cole and Railroad.

Paintings by sumi-e artist coming to gallery

Darlene Dihel’s ink paintings will be on display until May 1.

The Bonney Lake Police Department met up and thanked the Lake Tapps Hornets lacrosse team for taking a knee when a police procession passed their practice field in March. Photo by Ray Still
Officers thank kids who knelt during procession

The Lake Tapps Hornets lacrosse team took a knee to out of respect for Officer James Larson.

Feds set slight increase in national park fees

Annual passes, vehicle entrance fees and “per person” fees are climbing by $5 this summer.

King County Council passes renter protections bill

The legislation is intended to prevent landlords from discriminating based on the source of a prospective tenant’s income.

Police chief, student council members sworn in

Sophia DeMarco and Ian Tobius are the newest members of the Enumclaw City Council.

Most Read