For Immediate Release: December 24, 2018

Holiday Wrap-up: Recycle your tree

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

Bring your Christmas tree to any of the locations listed below at the scheduled days and times. Your tree will be mulched for free.

Please remove all tinsel, lights, tree stands and nails. Flocked trees will be accepted at all locations. There is a limit of five trees per vehicle.

Christmas trees may be recycled for free at the following locations:

SMUD Corporation Yard
6100 Folsom Boulevard
Saturday, January 5
8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station
8491 Fruitridge Road
Saturday, January 5

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also accepting trees December 26 – January 5,
Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.




North Area Recovery Station
4450 Roseville Road
Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6
8 a.m. to 6 p.m. 


Folsom - Dan Russell Rodeo Arena
Saturday, January 5
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Kiefer Landfill
12701 Kiefer Boulevard
Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Elder Creek Transfer and Recovery
8642 Elder Creek Road
Saturday, January 5
8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more about recycling Christmas trees, contact the Sacramento County Consolidated Utilities Billing Services at 916-875-5555 or visit

Please note: Loads in excess of five trees will be accepted only at Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer, Dan Russell Rodeo Arena, Kiefer Landfill and the North Area Recovery Station.