Holiday Tree Collection

Recology San Mateo County will collect holiday trees curbside for composting between December 26th and January 31st, on your regular collection day. Please remove all decorations and tree stands (flocked trees are accepted) before placing next to your green compost cart. If your tree is under 6 ft, you can also place your tree INSIDE your compost cart, trunk side up. If your tree is taller than 8 feet, please cut the tree before placing the pieces next to, or in your compost cart. Please note that trees may be collected by a different truck and at a different service time than your regular collection. Please have trees curbside and visible for the driver. After January 31st, please cut the tree to fit inside your green compost cart.

Apartment Managers/Owners:
Please call to arrange for collection of holiday trees. Trees can be collected in piles or in a drop box for no additional charge. For more information, please call a customer service representative at 650.595.3900.