Now that Christmas is over, lots of people are trying to figure out how to get rid of that tree.
In the city of Sacramento, homeowners still have until January 26 to leave their Christmas tree in the street for pick up. They can also cut it in half and stuff it in the yard waste bin.
"Everyone needs to have their trees and last bit of leaves out on January 26. That's the last day you can place green waste in the street in the city," said Erin Treadwell with the city's recycling and solid waste division.
But not everyone has that option. If you don't have the benefit of yard waste containers or the claw, you can take it to one of the local recycling and transfer stations on January 4.
Treadwell says the drop off date is typically the Saturday after New Year’s Day.
Trees will be accepted at the Elder Creek, Kiefer, and Fruitridge sites. You can also take them to the SMUD Corporation yard on Folsom Boulevard.
Trees must be free of ornaments and tinsel, but flocked trees will be accepted. The city says the trees will be turned into mulch and given away. The city does not have a commercial mulching operation.
Where to drop off your Christmas tree
Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station
Where: 8491 Fruitridge Road
When: Saturday, January 4, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Also accepting trees December 26 to January 4, Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
SMUD Corporation Yard
Where: 6100 Folsom Blvd.
When: Saturday, January 4, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
North Area Recovery Station
Where: 4450 Roseville Road
When: Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 12701 Kiefer Blvd.
When: Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Elder Creek Recovery and Transfer
Where: 8642 Elder Creek Road
When: Saturday, January 4, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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