Holiday trees from single-family residents, multi-family residents, and schools may be set out on your regular collection day during a two-week period in January, beginning the first Monday of each year.

Dates for the next 2 years are as follows:

  • January 4-8, 2016 and January 11-15, 2016
  • January 2-6, 2017 and January 19-13, 2017

Remove ornaments, tinsel, nails, and stands.  Flocked trees will be collected, but not composted.  If necessary, cut tree into a maximum of 6-foot lengths.  Place curbside for pick up on your regular collection day.  At the end of the two-week period during the month of January, holiday trees may be cut up and placed inside the organics cart for collection.

  • Single-family residents may set out holiday trees curbside.
  • Multi-family residents may set out holiday trees in the general collection area or enclosure.
  • Schools may set out trees as agreed to by the school and Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc.

Questions? Contact Waste Management of Alameda County, Inc. at (510) 537-5500.



  • Save holiday bows and ribbon and reuse them next year.
  • Save foam packaging pellets and use them in the next package you send out. Or, gather clean pellets in a plastic bag and take them to the UPS Store and they’ll reuse them for you.
  • Recycle wrapping paper in the blue recycling cart or white recycling bin.
  • Compost holiday leftovers (all food scraps and food-soiled paper) in the green organics cart.

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