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Christmas trees

Christmas trees are recycled into mulch and compost. Only real trees, free of decoration, lights, stands, tinsel and flocking can be recycled. There are three options for Christmas tree recycling:

Curbside residential collection

On your regular yard waste collection day, unflocked trees may be placed inside your green waste container for pickup. The tree must be cut down to fit inside the bin with the lid closed.

Whole tree * curbside pickup is only available in Windsor. For areas outside of Windsor, provided your tree does not fit inside your yard waste cart, cut your unflocked tree in half, remove any metal stakes and set it out on your curb on specified dates:

Cotati

January 4, 2020 - January 8, 2021

Healdsburg

December 28, 2020 - January 8, 2021

Petaluma

January 4, 2020 - January 8, 2021

Rohnert Park

January 4, 2021 - January 15, 2021

Santa Rosa

December 28, 2020 - January 8, 2021

Windsor

December 26, 2020 – December 31, 2021

* Whole tree collection up to 6 feet tall may be placed on the curb.

Drop-off

Drop-off recycling of whole unflocked trees is available at the following locations:

Cotati

Cotati Fire Station,
1 East Cotati Avenue

Daily 8A-4P, December 26, 2020 to January 15, 2021

Healdsburg

Healdsburg Corporation Yard
550 Westside Road

Daily 8A-5P, December 26, 2020 to January 15, 2021

Petaluma

Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds
175 Fairgrounds Drive

Daily 8A-5P, December 26, 2020 to January 8, 2021

Rohnert Park

Rohnert Park Community Center
5401 Snyder Lane

Daily 8A-4P, December 26, 2020 to January 15, 2021

Santa Rosa

Sonoma County Fairgrounds
1350 Bennett Valley Road (Jockey Club entrance)

Daily 8A-5P, December 26, 2020 to January 8, 2021

Sebastopol

Sebastopol Corporation Yard
425 Morris Street

Daily 8A-4P, December 26, 2020 to January 8, 2021

Windsor

Windsor Corporation Yard
8400 Windsor Road

Daily 8A-5P, December 26, 2020 to February 1, 2021

Unincorporated area

County Refuse Disposal Sites, except Central Disposal Site. Up to 2 unflocked trees per vehicle accepted for free.

Note Central Disposal Site does not accept yard debris or wood scrap.

Regular hours. December 26, 2020 to January 15, 2021


Non-profit whole tree pickup

Call 707-565-3333 to make an appointment for pickup. Pickups will be available December 26-27, 2020, as well as January 2, 3, 9, and 10, 2021. Call before Saturday, January 9, 2021 to make an appointment. The suggested donation for this service is $7 for trees less than 6 feet and $10 for larger trees.