When the holiday season is over, recycle trees by dropping them off at one of the available locations in Washington County.
Facilities have varied hours of operation, fees, and restrictions for each site. 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 holiday trees. Residents should contact them directly for more information.
Sites accepting trees include:
- 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 through Jan. 31. Cost is $3 per tree. For more information, call Oakdale Public Works at 651-730-2740.
- Washington County: Northern Yard Waste Site, 5527 170th St. N. in Hugo – open to all residents, Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. No charge. For more information, call Washington County at 651-430-6655, or see information on the website.