When the holiday season is over, recycle Christmas trees by dropping them off at one of the available yard waste drop-off sites in Washington County. Tree stands, plastic bags, tinsel, wire, lights, and all other decorations must be removed before drop-off.
Private waste haulers, cities, or townships may also accept Christmas trees. Residents should contact sites directly for more information.
Sites accepting trees include:
- Cottage Grove: Rumpca Companies, Inc., 9600 Glendenning Road - open to all residents, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 29 and Jan. 5. Cost is $2 per tree, which will be waived if a canned good is brought for donation to the local food shelf. For more information, call Rumpca Companies at 651-459-1556.
- Forest Lake: City of Forest Lake Public Works, 843 Fourth St. S.W. – open to Forest Lake residents only, 24-hour drop-off through Jan. 31. No charge. For more information, call Forest Lake Public Works at 651-464-3220.
- Oakdale: City of Oakdale Public Works, 1900 Hadley Ave. N. – open to Oakdale residents only, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday Dec. 26 through Jan. 31. Cost is $3 per tree. For more information, call Oakdale Public Works at 651-730-2740.
- Woodbury: Composting Concepts, 4600 Cottage Grove Drive - open to all residents, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5 and Jan. 12. Cost is $10 per tree, $7 per wreath. For more information, call Composting Concepts at 651-769-0531.