2016/2017 Holiday Tree Recycling Guide

Preparation tips

  • Flocked trees cannot be composted at all facilities.
  • Do not bag your tree. If you do, it will not be recycled.
  • Place trees at the curbside on your regular yard waste or compost service day.
  • Remove stands, lights, tinsel, ornaments and other decorations.
  • Cut them into shorter lengths if they are larger than the lengths specified below in the how to prepare column.
  • Multi-family residents must call Customer Service to arrange a location on site for tree pick up.

COMPANY

DATES ACCEPTED

HOW TO PREPARE

Republic Services of Daly City and Colma
650-756-1130
Website

December 26 - January 30

  • December 26 - January 30, trees must be cut into 6-foot lengths.
  • Place tree at the curb next to your compost cart.
  • Flocked trees are accepted, but not recycled.
  • After January 30, trees must be cut up and placed inside the compost cart. Pieces must fit inside the cart with the lid closed.

Republic Services of Half Moon Bay
650-592-2411
Website

December 26 - January 30

  • December 26 - January 30, trees must be cut into 6-foot lengths
  • Place tree at the curb next to your yard (green) waste cart.
  • After January 30, trees must be cut up and placed inside the yard (green) waste cart. Pieces must fit inside the cart with the lid closed.

Kunz Valley Trash and Recycling
(Unincorporated San Mateo County)
1-831-338-9050
Website

January 2 - January 7

  • Trees must be cut into 4-foot lengths.

GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.
(Woodside and Portola Valley)
650-568-9900
Website

December 26 - January 31

  • 4 feet or less.
  • After January 31, all trees must be cut up to fit loosely in your compost cart.
  • Accepts flocked trees.
  • Trees must be curbside or on main road (no on-property collection).

Recology of the Coast
Pacifica
650-355-9000 
Website

County Areas 
650-355-8400 
Website

December 26 - January 31

  • 4 feet or less.
  • Pacifica Residents Only - After January 31, cut up your tree and place into your green compost cart. Make sure the lid closes completely.

Recology San Bruno 
650-583-8536
Website

December 26 - January 31

  • 4 feet or less.
  • After January 31, cut your tree into pieces and place inside your green compost cart. Please be sure the lid closes completely.
  • Does NOT accept flocked trees for composting. Must call 24 hours prior to your service day for pick-up.

Recology San Mateo County
650-595-3900
Website

December 26 - January 31

  • 8 feet or less.
  • After January 31, trees need to be cut into pieces and placed inside the compost cart. The pieces must fit inside.
  • Accepts flocked trees.

South San Francisco Scavenger Co.
650-589-4020
Website

Any time.

  • 6 feet or less.
  • No flocked trees will be recycled. Place with regular trash on garbage collection day.


Recycling Drop-off Locations

If you do not have curbside service available, the following locations will accept your tree for a fee. Flocked trees will be charged as garbage. Remove stands, lights, tinsel, ornaments and other decorations.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

WHEN

WHERE

OTHER INFORMATION

Blue Line Transfer, Inc.

650-589-4020

Monday - Friday
6:30 am -4:30 pm;
Saturday
7:00 am-4:30 pm

500 East Jamie Court,
South San Francisco

 

Ox Mountain Landfill

650-726-1819

Monday - Saturday
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

12310 San Mateo Road,
Half Moon Bay

Pescadero Transfer Station

650-592-2411

Friday
10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday/Sunday
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Bean Hollow Road and Artichoke Road,
Pescadero

 

Shoreway Environmental Center

650-802-8355

Monday-Friday
6:00 am - 6:00 pm;
Saturday/Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

333 Shoreway Road,
San Carlos