2013/2014 Holiday Tree Recycling Guide

Preparation tips

  • Flocked trees cannot be composted at all facilities. Ox Mountain Landfill will accept flocked trees for other uses.
  • 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

Allied Waste Services of Daly City
650-756-1130
Website

December 26 - January 31

  • Any size until January 31.
  • After January 31, all trees need to be cut to 4 feet lengths and put in the yard waste bin.
  • No flocked trees will be recycled. Place with regular trash on garbage collection day.

Allied Waste Services of Half Moon Bay
650-592-2411
Website

December 26 - January 31

  • Any size until January 31.
  • After January 31, all trees need to be cut to 4 feet lengths and put in the yard waste bin.
  • No flocked trees will be recycled. Place with regular trash on garbage collection day.

GreenWaste Recovery, Inc.
650-568-9900
Website

December 26 - January 27

  • 4 feet or less.
  • After January 30, all trees must be cut up to fit loosely in your compost cart.
  • Accepts flocked trees for composting.

Recology of the Coast
Pacifica
650-355-9000
Website

County Areas
650-355-8400
Website

December 26 - January 31

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

Recology San Bruno
650-583-8536
Website

December 26 - January 25

  • 4 feet or less.
  • Accepts flocked trees for composting.

Recology San Mateo County
650-595-3900
Website

December 26 - January 31

  • 8 feet or less.
  • No flocked trees will be recycled. Place with regular trash on garbage collection day.
  • After January 31, trees need to be cut into pieces and placed inside the compost cart. The pieces must fit inside.

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. Remove stands, lights, tinsel, ornaments and other decorations.

DROP OFF LOCATIONS

WHEN

WHERE

OTHER INFORMATION

Blue Line Transfer, Inc.

650-589-4020

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

500 East Jamie Court,
South San Francisco

 

Mussel Rock Transfer Station

650-755-7068

Monday - Saturday
6:30 am - 3:00 pm

Skyline & Westline Drive,
Daly City

 

Ox Mountain Landfill

650-726-1819

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

12310 San Mateo Road,
Half Moon Bay

Flocked trees cannot be made into compost due to their chemical content. However, Ox Mountain Landfill will accept flocked trees for other use.

Pescadero Transfer Station

650-592-2411

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

Bean Hollow Road and Artichoke Road,
Pescadero

 

Recology San Bruno

650-583-8536

Saturdays only
8:00 am - 3:00 pm  

101 Tanforan Avenue,
San Bruno

San Bruno residents only.
Flocked trees are ok.

Shoreway Environmental Center

650-802-8355

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

333 Shoreway Road,
San Carlos