Christmas trees

Christmas trees are highly prized for their acidic qualities and can be recycled into mulch and compost. Please note that only real trees, free of all and any decoration, are accepted. Artificial trees that can no longer be reused must be placed in the trash.

There are three options for tree recycling:

Curbside: On your regular yard waste collection day, UNFLOCKED trees may be placed inside your yard waste container for pickup. The tree must be cut into pieces 4 feet or shorter to fit inside the container with the lid closed. Please remove all lights, tinsel, ornaments, and stands. Flocked trees must be discarded as trash.

Pickups: Call 707-565-3333 for an appointment to have a non-profit in your area pickup your tree. Call before Saturday, January 11th. The suggested donation for this service is $7 for trees less than 6 feet and $10 for larger trees.

Drop-Off: Sonoma County Transfer Station drop-off available from December 26th - January 17th. All transfer stations will accept up to two unflocked trees at no cost. Other drop off locations include:


Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds
175 Fairgrounds Drive

Daily 8A-5P, December 26, 2019 to January 17, 2020

Rohnert Park

Rohnert Park Fire Station
5401 Snyder Lane

Daily 9A-4P, December 26, 2019 to January 17, 2020

Santa Rosa

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

Daily 8A-5P, December 26, 2019 to January 10, 2020


Sebastopol Corporation Yard
425 Morris Street

Daily 8A-4P, December 26, 2019 to January 17, 2020


Windsor Corporation Yard
8400 Windsor Road

Daily 8A-5P, December 26, 2019 to February 1, 2020

Unincorporated area

All County Refuse Disposal Sites

Regular hours. December 26, 2019 to January 17, 2020

Hours listed on this page may change without notice.