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San Ramon LogoThree Ways to Recycle your Christmas Tree

xmas tree Choose one of the 3 convenient options below to recycle your Christmas tree:

  1. Boy Scouts of America Annual Fundraiser
    Tree Pickup Day is Saturday, January 6,  2018.
    For a $10 donation, local Boy Scouts will pick up your tree.  Visit www.sanramonscouts.org, e-mail Trees@sanramonscouts.org.
  2. Waste Management Yard Trimmings / Green Waste Cart
    Cut tree into lengths that will easily fit into cart and allow lid to completely close. Place tree pieces into cart any time after holidays.
  3. Special One-Time Tree Pickup Week of January 8, 2018
    Set out tree at curb for pickup by a special truck on your regular collection day. Cut larger trees into lengths of 6 feet or less.

Holiday Garbage Collection Schedule

Garbage, recycling, and organics will not be collected on Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. This year, both Christmas Day and New Year’s Day fall on a Monday. Collection on the two holiday weeks will occur one day later than normal, through Saturday.  For example, if your regular collection day is Monday, your holiday collection days will be Tuesday, December 26th and Tuesday, January 2nd.   If your regular collection day is Friday, your holiday collection days will be Saturday,  December  30th and Saturday, January 6th.

Trees with flocking, tinsel, or tree stands: Call Waste Management at (925) 837-3356 to arrange for collection for an additional pickup fee.


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