Christmas and New Years Information

Schedule for 2018 Christmas and 2019 New Year's Holidays.

Due to the Christmas and New Year’s Holiday’s, carts will not be serviced on 12/25/18 or 1/1/19. Services will be moved to the next calendar day for all subsequent service days with Friday being serviced on Saturday.

Christmas Holly

Four Free Options for Recycling Your Live Christmas Tree:

  1. Curbside Collection: Leave your Christmas tree curbside next to your grey green waste cart by 6 a.m. the weeks of Dec. 31st (excluding January 1), Jan. 14th, and Jan. 28th. If your tree is longer than six feet, please cut it into 3-foot or shorter pieces.
  2. Green Waste Cart: After cutting your tree into 3-foot or shorter pieces, place your tree in your grey green waste cart.  Make sure the trimmed pieces fit completely into the cart with the lid closed.
  3. Self Haul to Elder Creek: Take your Christmas tree, free of charge, to the Elder Creek Transfer and Recovery Station at 8642 Elder Creek Road, Sacramento, between Florin-Perkins Road and Watt Avenue.
  4. Self Haul to SWCC: Take your Christmas tree, free of charge to the Special Waste Collection Center at 9255 Disposal Lane, Elk Grove 95624. Open Sunday-Wednesday 9a.m.- 4p.m.

Preparing Your Christmas Tree for Recycling

Christmas Tree
Cut trees longer than 6 feet into 3-foot or shorter pieces.
  • Remove trees from stands.
  • Remove ornaments, lights, nails, tinsel and metal rod supports from trees.
  • Artificial, flocked or “live” trees with root balls will not be accepted.

Other Resources


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