Christmas Trees

Recology CleanScapes accepts natural, undecorated, unflocked Christmas trees in lengths up to 6 feet for organics collection. Customers who already subscribe to compost collection can put their trees out for pickup on the regular organics collection day.

Residential garbage customers in our Bothell service area who do not already subscribe to organics collection can still have a properly prepared tree collected as organics during the first two full weeks of the new year for no charge. Contact customer service at 425.453.0220 or at to schedule a tree collection on the day our organics collection truck is in your area.

Flocked trees are not accepted in food & yard waste collection. Flocking can often contain non-compostable materials including adhesives, flame retardant, or additives to make the flocking glitter and shine. Flocked trees are considered garbage, and are not accepted at tree recycling facilities.