Christmas is officially over, but what are you going to do with your Christmas tree? Well, Seattle Public Utilities has an easy solution for you.
Starting December 27 until January 31, Seattle Public Utilities will pick your tree up for free! Just place your tree on the curb next to your food and yard waste on your regular collect day.
There are a few things you need to know, though:
- You need to remove all decorations and lights
- Trees must be cut into lengths of four feet or shorter
- Bundle each section with sisal string or twine. No not use plastic.
- If you're at an apartment, one tree can be placed next to each food and yard waste cart at no extra charge each collection day.
- All flocked and plastic trees, or wreaths, will be charged as extra garbage.
If you live in Kent, you also have the option to have local Boy Scout troops pickup your unwanted tree for a donation. To ensure pickup, trees must be placed on the curb by 8 a.m. on Saturday, January 6.
You can also deliver your tree to Service Club battlefields, located at 14608 SE 288th Street. Scouts will be on hand to unload the tree and accept your donation. Trees with tinsel or flocking will not be accepted.
The city of Kent's scheduled Christmas tree pickup is from January 2 to January 6. Trees must be placed on the curb by 7 a.m. and decorations must be removed for pickup. Cut any tree taller than five feet into three-foot sections and bundle with twine.