Christmas Trees

Recology CleanScapes will collect unflocked, undecorated, natural trees in lengths up to 4 feet. Customers that already subscribe to food scraps & yard debris collection can put the tree out on your weekly collection day. We will also collect properly prepared trees for composting from all households in our Des Moines service area during the first two full weeks of the new year for no charge. Contact customer service at 206.762.4900 or at to schedule a tree collection on the day when our food scraps & yard debris truck is in your area.

Flocked trees are not accepted in food scraps & yard debris collection because the flocking can often contain non-compostable materials including adhesives, flame retardant, or additives to make the flocking glitter and shine. Flocked trees have to be dumped as garbage, and are not accepted at tree recycling facilities.

Unflocked, undecorated, natural trees can also be dropped off for recycling at the following locations for a fee:

Pacific Topsoils – Tukwila
5900 S 129th St, Seattle

Bow Lake Transfer Station
1880 Orillia Rd. S, Tukwila