Thurston County: Recycle Your Holiday Tree

LeMay compost collection/yard waste customers

Put trees in or near your compost cart (in sections of 3 feet or less). Call 360-923-0111 for information.

City of Olympia garbage customers

Customers with Thurs./Fri. service - tree pickup is Sat., Jan. 3.

Customers with Tues./Wed. service - pickup is Sat., Jan. 10.

Place tree in regular pickup spot by 6 a.m. on your collection day. Call 360-753-8368 and choose option 2 for more info.

City of Lacey residents

Put trees at curb by 8 a.m. on Sat., Jan. 3. Local Boy Scout troops will offer donation based pickup service in the community. Call 491-3214 for information.

City of Tumwater residents

Place trees at the nearest street corner by 8 a.m. Mon., Jan.  5.  Call 360-754-4150 for information.

Tree Drop-off Locations

Thurston County residents

Trees can be taken to the Waste and Recovery Center, 2418 Hogum Bay Road NE, in Lacey through Jan. 10. The center will be closed Jan. 1. Hours are 7 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Rainier: Trees can be dropped at 13010 Rainier Acres Road from 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Jan. 10.

Rochester: Trees can be taken to 16500 Sargent Road from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Saturdays and Sundays through Jan. 11.

Tenino: Trees can be brought to 418 S. Wichman St. anytime through Jan. 10.

Yelm: Trees can be taken to the Yelm City Park anytime through Jan. 10.

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