Holiday tree recycling

From December 26 through January 31, holiday trees will be picked up curbside from homes and businesses. To recycle trees during this time:
  • Remove all decorations and tree stands (flocked trees are accepted).
  • Trees may be up to 8 feet in length. If the tree is longer than 8 feet, please cut before placing out for service.

Single family homes


  • Recycle trees on regularly scheduled compost collection day
  • Place next to green organics cart

Apartments and businesses


  • Please call Recology at 650-595-3900 or visit the Recology website to arrange for tree collection.
  • Trees can be collected in a predetermined area (in a pile) or in a "drop box" for no additional charge.
After January 31, trees must fit into curbside organics carts for collection.