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How to dispose of your Christmas tree in the Northstate

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REDDING, Calif. - Now that Christmas is over, many people are looking for ways to get rid of their Christmas tree and several public agencies are offering convenient ways for you to dispose of them. 

In the City of Redding, residents can either leave their tree on their curb on their regular collection day during the week of January 9-13 or they can take it to the Transfer Station, located at 2255 Abernathy Lane in Redding, for free during the month of January. 

If residents choose to leave their tree on the curb they need to make sure the tree is cut into pieces no more than 4-feet long. If residents decide to take their tree to the Transfer Station they need to bring a current copy of their solid waste utility bill and photo I.D. 

Lights, stands, and decorations must be removed from the tree and this program is not available to businesses, multi-family residences, and apartments. 

Green Waste of Tehama County is offering their free Holiday Tree Removal from December 26 through January 12. For curb pick-up, residents must put their tree into 2-foot long sections and the tree will need to be placed out the night before the resident’s normal pick-up day. 

Also in Tehama County, residents can drop off their tree at one of the designated bins located at the Tehama District Fairgrounds, the gated community of Lake California, the Red Bluff Community Center, Cedar Street, and Jackson Street. 

Chico and Durham residents can have their Christmas tree picked up by Boy Scouts Troop 2 on January 9 or they can drop off their tree on January 14 at Hooker Oak Park, Oakway Park, or the Butte Bible Fellowship Church parking lot. Click here for more information. 

Residents can also drop off their tree at the City of Chico Compost Facility between December 26 and January 14 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sundays and Mondays). If you’re a Recology yard waste customer you can leave your tree on the curb next to your yard waste container on your regular yard waste pick up day and the tree must be cut into 3-feet or smaller sections and bundled. 

Waste Management customers can place their tree, that’s cut into 3-foot lengths, into their yard waste container for collection on their regular yard waste day. Earthworm Soil Factory said anybody can drop of their tree for free at their facility, located off Neal Road just east of Highway 99. 

Residents in Oroville and Thermalito can either place their tree, cut into 3-feet or smaller sections and bundled, next to their yard waste container on the curb on their regular collection day or drop it off for free at Recology, located at 2720 South 5th Avenue, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Call 530-533-5868 for more information. 

Residents in Paradise and Magalia can drop-off their trees from December 26 through January 31 at the Paradise Vegetative Waste Yard or at Mountain View Trees. Residents can also leave their tree curbside, cut into 3-feet sections, on their regular yard waste day. 

Call 530-876-3340 for more information. 

Residents in Gridley and Biggs can put their tree, cut into 3-feet sections, inside their yard waste containers or Biggs residents can drop off their trees at the Biggs/BCFD Station on B Street from December 26 through January 9. 

Call 530-546-0810 for more information. 

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