NEW YORK - JANUARY 2: New York Department of Parks and Recreation workers load Christmas trees into a mulch machine after a news conference promoting Christmas tree recycling January 2, 2003 in New York City. The recycling program dubbed Mulchfest 2003 encourages New Yorkers to bring their holiday trees to designated sites to be converted into wood chips to be used for mulch. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
(Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Where To Recycle Your Christmas Tree In Sacramento

The holidays are over now, and I hope yours was delightful and relaxing! But now we face a gruesome reality…the rotting corpse in our living room! It’s likelihood to burn your entire house down and put you unpleasantly on the news increasing day by day. I am, of course, talking about that real christmas tree (likely home to gross bugs! *drama*) that stopped being cute about 2 hours ago.

It’s time to think about where you’ll recycle your Christmas tree. Thankfully – SMUD, Sacramento County, and the Cities of Sacramento and Folsom have teamed up to host tree recycling events all over!

Here’s a list:

In Sacramento:

Elder Creek Recovery & Transfer Station
8642 Elder Creek Road (Jackson Hwy, south on Florin Perkins Road, left on Elder Creek Road)
8 am – 3 pm, January 4 only

Kiefer Landfill
12701 Kiefer Blvd (Jackson Hwy, north on Grant Line Road, right on Kiefer Blvd)
8:30 am – 4:30 pm, January 4 and 5

North Area Recovery Station
4450 Roseville Road (Hwy 80, north on Watt Ave, left on Roseville Road, inside Recovery Station)
8 am – 6 pm, January 4 and 5

SMUD Corporation Yard
6100 Folsom Blvd (just off Hwy 50)
8 am – 3:30 pm, January 4 only

Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station
8491 Fruitridge Road (Jackson Hwy., south Florin Perkins Road, right on Fruitridge Road)
8 am – 5 pm, January 4
Also accepting trees Dec. 26 – Jan. 4, Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 5 pm

In Folsom:

Dan Russell Rodeo Arena Rodeo Park (end of Stafford Street next to the Rodeo Arena)
9 am – 3 pm, January 4 only

For more information check out their informative brochure, and don’t forget to recycle! Merry Christmas!

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