For Immediate Release: December 22, 2023

SMUD partners with Cub Scouts to recycle Christmas trees

Various locations designated for holiday recycling

Give your Christmas tree the proper holiday send-off. Instead of tossing it in the trash, recycle it. You’ll be doing our local landfills a big favor.

SMUD is once again partnering with local Cub Scout Pack 128, who will be picking up trees on Dec. 30 and Jan. 6, 2024, from their local area and bringing them to SMUD to mulch for free.

As one of the Cub Scouts main fundraisers of the year, they collect trees from residents in East Sacramento neighborhoods for a donation and SMUD turns them into mulch. This helps fund many community service and learning projects throughout the year for the Cub Scout Pack.

Community members are welcome to bring their trees for recycling themselves to the SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd, on Jan. 6, 2024, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., as well as at other designated locations.

Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails. Flocked trees will not be accepted.
  • North Area Recovery Station*
    4450 Roseville Road | Saturday, Jan. 6 & Sunday, Jan. 7 | 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Kiefer Landfill*
    12701 Kiefer Blvd. | Saturday, Jan. 6 & Sunday, Jan. 7 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Elder Creek Recovery & Transfer
    8642 Elder Creek Road | Saturday, Jan. 6 | 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Sacramento Recycling & Transfer Station
    8491 Fruitridge Road | Monday - Saturday, Dec. 26 - Jan. 6 | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Folsom - Dan Russell Rodeo Arena
    Rodeo Park, end of Stafford St. | Saturday, Jan. 6 | 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

*If you have more than five trees, you need a voucher and must follow Sacramento County's Holiday Tree Recycling Program rules for them to be accepted for free.

SMUD provides mulch for free to its customers for use in landscape projects, gardens, playgrounds, parks and homes throughout the year. To pick up chips, be sure to bring your own tools to load the chips and bags to carry them in or a tarp to cover a pickup load from 6100 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento.