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Christmas trees

Flocked trees are accepted. Please remove all ornaments, lights, stands, and tinsel from trees prior to recycling. Multi-family complex residents should check with their property manager for tree collection locations.

    • City of Lacey residents: Local Boy Scouts will pick up trees within city limits on Saturday, January 2. Place trees curbside by 8:00 a.m. Donations are accepted online at or by mail to P.O. Box 5379, Lacey, WA 98509 c/o Boy Scout Troop 222 Tree Roundup. Call Lacey Public Affairs at 360-491-3214 for more information.


    • City of Olympia customers can put trees in their yard waste cart in 3ft sections or smaller, or put them in the normal pickup spot on the following days (cut if longer than 6 ft):
      • Tues/Wed garbage customers: Sat, January 9
      • Thurs/Fri garbage customers: Sat, January 16
    • City of Tumwater residents can place trees at the nearest street corner (not blocking the street) by 7:00 a.m. on Monday, January 11.
    • City of Tenino residents can take trees to 418 S. Wichman St from December 26 – January 17.


    • City of Yelm residents can place trees in designated dumpster at Yelm City Park anytime from December 26 through January 10, or until full.
    • LeMay curbside customers: place your tree in or near your yard/food waste cart (in sections 3 feet or less). Extra fee(s) apply for customers not signed up for yard/food waste collection. Call 360-923-0111 for information.


  • Thurston County Rochester/Rainier Drop-Box Facilities:
    • Rainier residents: Take trees for free to the Rainier Drop-Box Facility at 13010 Rainier Acres Rd. from December 26 – January 10 (open Friday – Sunday only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed January 1.).
    • Rochester residents: Take trees for free to the Rochester Drop-Box Facility at 16500 Sargent Road from December 26 – January 10 (open Tuesday, Saturday, and Sunday only, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).
  • Thurston County Waste & Recovery Center: Trees are accepted for FREE from December 26 – January 10 (closed January 1).
  • The Waste and Recovery Center (formerly known as the Hawks Prairie Landfill) is a one-stop campus where residents can dispose of recyclables, trash, and household hazardous wastes.


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