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How to Recycle Christmas Trees in Tri-Valley

Our guide to getting that dried-out tree out of the house

Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore

Dublin Boy Scout Troop 905 holds a holiday tree pickup/recycling fundraiser. Reservations are required for the pickups and are taken until January. Register and donate here.

Pleasanton's Boy Scout Troop 941 will be out in force on Sat., Jan. 4. Register and donate here.

Boy Scouts in Livermore will collect trees on Sat., Jan 4. Register and donate here.

AVI (Amador Valley Industries) will come by on your service day and pick up trees through Jan. 3. The newsletter says trees must be cut in four-foot sections. For any non-recyclable trees including flocked or tinseled, please call (925) 479-9545 for pickup.

Pleasanton Garbage Services says they will pick up trees that are placed curbside on Saturday, Jan. 11. Trees must be placed curbside the night before pickup and cut in four-foot sections. They ask that you remove all stands, tinsel, ornaments and lights. According to their newsletter, residents can drop their trees for free at the Transfer Station at 3110 Busch Rd. until Feb. 1.

San Ramon and Danville

According to the City of San Ramon website, there is a one time curbside tree pickup for residents on Jan. 6. Trees must be cut into length of 6 feet or less. Alternatively, San Ramon residents can cut trees into lengths that will easily fit into the green waste cart and allow lid to completely close. Place tree pieces into cart anytime after holidays. 

Boy Scouts in San Ramon will pick up trees on Jan. 4 for a $5 donation as part of their annual fundraiser. Click here for more information.

Between Jan. 7 through Jan. 11, the Town of Danville will collect trees left curbside. 

For other resources in your area on what to do with your tree, Earth911 has some drop-off and pickups for Tri-Valley residents and beyond. Simply type in your zip code, city or state to find alternative options.

Need to get motivated to take down the tree? Fire officials say dry trees can quickly become serious fire hazards and recommend disposing of them immediately after the holiday.

Related article: Watch This Christmas Tree Burn In 73 Seconds

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