LOCAL NEWS

Where to get rid of your Christmas tree with help from the City of Seattle

Jan 2, 2023, 8:10 AM | Updated: 10:38 am
christmas tree...
(Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)
(Photo by Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images)

If you’re looking to get rid of your Christmas tree, the City of Seattle is here to help, as Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) invites residents to put their trees or bundled greens next to their bins on their collection day.

According to King County’s Holiday Tree Recycling guide, recycling your holiday tree tends to be cheaper than disposing of it. It’s also better for the environment.

Trees must be cut into sections four feet or smaller, and all decorations, including lights and tinsel, must be removed. Apartment residents may place two trees next to each food and yard waste cart on each collection day.

Curley: Is it okay to keep your Christmas tree up until March?

This is a part of the city’s effort to increase the amount of Christmas decorations and other holiday waste that gets recycled and disposed of properly.

“Composting Christmas trees is just the beginning when it comes to holiday recycling. Many common holiday items can be recycled or reused,” SPU said in a release. “Customers can find out how to cut down on the amount of holiday waste that ends up in the landfill by checking SPU’s Where Does It Go Tool.”

You can also drop off up to three trees per vehicle at SPU’s North or South transfer stations.

Either option is free through Jan. 31.

A guide from King County Solid Waste Division includes some of the other areas and facilities throughout the county that offer tree recycling services.

 

Local News

Seattle schools, strike, exemption...
L.B. Gilbert

Seattle Schools weighs consolidation as enrollment plummets

The Seattle Public Schools Board has a budgeting meeting at the end of January in which they detail a plan to cut costs by shutting down some schools.
9 hours ago
FILE - Bryan Kohberger, who is accused of killing four University of Idaho students in Nov. 2022, a...
Associated Press

News groups ask Idaho Supreme Court to reject University slayer gag order

Thirty news organizations have asked the Idaho Supreme Court to overturn a gag order in a case against a man accused of stabbing four students to death.
9 hours ago
collision...
Lisa Brooks

2 injured, 1 dead in DUI forklift accident in north Seattle

A crash that closed Aurora Avenue N during the afternoon commute Tuesday has taken the life of a woman.
9 hours ago
The renamed Tahuya river (Photo from Flickr @NeilHodges)...
Julia Dallas, KIRO 7 News

Washington wetlands are renamed to honor Black, Indigenous history

The Washington State Board of Natural Resources approved proposals to rename wetlands in Garfield, Mason, and Okanogan counties, to honor Black, Indigenous history
9 hours ago
(Photo from KIRO 7)...
Graham Johnson, KIRO 7 News

Seattle voters deciding on social housing initiative

Voters in Seattle are deciding whether to create a social housing program that would build homes for people with a range of incomes.
9 hours ago
Nathan Chasing Horse stands in court. Monday, Feb. 6, 2023, in North Las Vegas, Nev. Nathan Chasing...
Associated Press

‘Dances With Wolves’ actor charged in 2018 rape in PNW

Canadian police confirmed Tuesday they are pursuing a criminal case against a former "Dances With Wolves" actor who was arrested last week and charged in Nevada with sexually abusing and trafficking Indigenous women and girls.
9 hours ago

Sponsored Articles

safety from crime...

As crime increases, our safety measures must too

It's easy to be accused of fearmongering regarding crime, but Seattle residents might have good reason to be concerned for their safety.
Comcast Ready for Business Fund...
Ilona Lohrey | President and CEO, GSBA

GSBA is closing the disparity gap with Ready for Business Fund

GSBA, Comcast, and other partners are working to address disparities in access to financial resources with the Ready for Business fund.
SHIBA WA...

Medicare open enrollment is here and SHIBA can help!

The SHIBA program – part of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner – is ready to help with your Medicare open enrollment decisions.
Lake Washington Windows...

Choosing Best Windows for Your Home

Lake Washington Windows and Doors is a local window dealer offering the exclusive Leak Armor installation.
Anacortes Christmas Tree...

Come one, come all! Food, Drink, and Coastal Christmas – Anacortes has it all!

Come celebrate Anacortes’ 11th annual Bier on the Pier! Bier on the Pier takes place on October 7th and 8th and features local ciders, food trucks and live music - not to mention the beautiful views of the Guemes Channel and backdrop of downtown Anacortes.
Swedish Cyberknife Treatment...

The revolutionary treatment of Swedish CyberKnife provides better quality of life for majority of patients

There are a wide variety of treatments options available for men with prostate cancer. One of the most technologically advanced treatment options in the Pacific Northwest is Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy using the CyberKnife platform at Swedish Medical Center.
Where to get rid of your Christmas tree with help from the City of Seattle