Christmas Trees

Recology CleanScapes will collect unflocked, undecorated, natural trees in lengths up to 4 feet. Customers that already subscribe to food & yard waste collection can put their tree out for normal collection.

Residential garbage customers in our Burien service area who do not already subscribe to food & yard waste collection can also have a properly prepared tree collected for composting during the first two full weeks of the new year for no charge. Contact customer service at 206.767.3322 or at to schedule a tree collection on the day when our food & yard waste truck is in your area.

Flocked trees are not accepted in food & yard waste collection because the 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.

Unflocked, undecorated, natural trees can also be dropped off for recycling at the following locations for a fee:

Pacific Topsoils – Tukwila
5900 S 129th St, Seattle

Bow Lake Transfer Station
1880 Orillia Rd. S, Tukwila