Holiday times can create a lot of waste. More packages arrive on doorsteps. Wrapping paper, bows and ribbons are left scattered about after we enjoy gift giving. Lights, decorations and
Lowe’s and Bainbridge Island Ace Hardware stores accept used string lights for recycling during the holiday season. String lights are also accepted at many metal scrap recyclers. String lights can be placed in the metal scrap bins year-round at the Silverdale Recycling and Garbage Facility and the Olympic View Transfer Station.
Take your tree to one of these sites or fundraisers. Flocked trees are only accepted where *noted. Remove all lights and ornaments from trees. New sites or community fundraisers may be identified and added as the holidays approach.
- Bainbridge Island Transfer Station. 7215 Vincent Rd. Cost $5. *Flocked trees go in trash.
- Olympic Organics. 7890 NE Ecology Road, Kingston. Starting Jan. 4th. Cost $5. Waived with non-perishable food donation. No tinsel. No flocked trees.
- Olmsted Tree Farm. 17526 Clear Creek Rd NW, Poulsbo. Jan. 2nd-3rd and 9th-10th. Cost $5. No flocked trees.
- Olympic Organics Bremerton. 6068 State Highway 303 NE Starting Jan. 4th. Cost $5. Waived with non-perishable food donation. No tinsel. No flocked trees.
- City of Bremerton. 100 Oyster Bay Ave N. and 2929 Olympus Dr. Dec. 28 – Jan. 18. No cost. No flocked trees, garlands or wreaths.
- Darrel Emel Tree Service. 9405 Provost Rd. NW. Jan. 2 – Feb. 7. No cost. *Flocked ok. Drop on the south end near the train tracks. 24/7
- Peninsula Topsoil. 50 NE Peninsula Blvd, Belfair. No cost.
- North Mason Fiber. NE 431 Log Yard Rd., Belfair. No cost.
- Wreath Works LLC. 15384 Glenwood Rd. SW. Open daily until January 15th. 9a – dusk. No cost. *Flocked OK.
- Highline Tree Removal Service. Ace Hardware and Tractor Supply. Dates pending.
Local groups offer pick up or drop off locations this year. These groups suggest donations for their services to benefit organizations in the community.
- Troop 1564 & 1804 will pick up your tree on January 9th. Bainbridge Island area only. Register online. Group’s suggested donation $20 – $25.
- Soundview Tree Service. Drop off at Valley Nursery Poulsbo. January 2nd and 3rd. 10a – 1p. Donations benefit Ronald McDonald House. The regional Ronald McDonald House serves families at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
- Troop 1541 will take your tree for recycling. Drop off at Silverdale Taco Bell. Dec. 27, Jan. 2nd and 3rd. 10a – 4p. Group suggests $5-10 donation. Also offering curbside pickup. Pick up at homes in Silverdale and E. Bremerton only. Group suggest $5-10 donation. Schedule by Dec. 26th. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Troop 1529 will pick up your tree on January 9th. Port Orchard area only. Register Online. *Flocked OK. Group suggests $10 donation.