Options Available for Christmas Tree Disposal

With the holiday season winding down, the City of Yakima does offer an option for Christmas tree disposal.

“If you would like our Refuse drivers to pick your tree up from your home, please call the Refuse Division at 575-6005 to set an appointment,” said Solid Waste Manager Loretta Zammarchi.

The cost is $10.00 for trees up to 5 feet and $15.00 for trees greater than 5 feet.

“These taller trees need to be cut in half before pick-up,” Zammarchi said. “If residents have more than one tree they need to call us to schedule a special haul.”

She also suggested a recycling opportunity that benefits a local non-profit.

“Camp Prime Time is offering a Christmas tree recycling service to benefit their recreational facility for families who have a child with a serious or terminal illness or is developmentally disabled,” Zammarchi said. “They’ve been offering this for more than 20 years. All you need to do is take your tree to Washington Tractor, 3110 Fruitvale Boulevard, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm through January 5th.”

This service is provided by the volunteers for Camp Prime Time, Washington Tractor, Pacific Power, Trickinnex Tree Trimming & Falling, LLC, Cliff’s Septic, City of Yakima and Yakima County Public Services, Solid Waste Division, All American Propane, and Yakima Theatres.

Visit https://campprimetime.org/specialevents.html for more about Camp Prime Time’s Christmas tree recycling program. Those interested in volunteering their time to assist Camp Prime Time with the tree recycling program can call the non-profit’s office at 248-2854 to sign up to help.

Visit https://www.yakimawa.gov/services/refuse/ for more about the City of Yakima Refuse Division.