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 Holiday tree Recycling are:

  • January 6-10, 2020 and January 13-17, 2020

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, unflocked 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 Alameda County Industries.

Questions? Contact Alameda County Industries at (510) 483-1400.



  • 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 bin.
  • Compost holiday leftovers (all food scraps and food-soiled paper) in the green organics cart.

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