Holiday Reminders


Recycle your unflocked Christmas tree in your curbside yard waste cart or at transfer stations in Pierce County. Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be thrown in the garbage.

If you live in Milton, Orting, Tacoma, Puyallup or Ruston, contact your recycling and garbage service provider for information about special collection programs.

What To Do With Your Tree

  • Remove the tree stand, tinsel, decorations and any nails or staples
  • Place the tree in your yard waste container for pick up on your regularly scheduled collection day
  • The tree must fit into the closed container (you may have to cut the tree into pieces)

Holiday Recycling Information

Use this holiday version of our reminders to help you remember what goes where this time of year.

Print the Holiday Reminders
See our standard reminders or request a magnet.


Sustainable Gift Ideas

Gift-giving can be stressful (and wasteful)! Try giving the gift of an experience to someone you love. Here are just a few suggestions for things to do in Pierce County:

Ice Skating at SprinkerChoose Your Own Adventure
Spend a day together! Go to a movie, bake cookies, go fishing, make crafts, play games or visit a park. The possibilities are endless.

Children's Museum of Tacoma
LeMay Family Collection at Marymount
Meeker Mansion

Performing Arts
Tacoma Arts Live
Tacoma Musical Playhouse
Lakewood Playhouse
Tacoma Little Theatre

Northwest Trek
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

Sports and Outdoor Attractions
Tacoma Rainiers
Ice Skating at Sprinker Recreation Center
Scenic Mt. Rainier Gondola Ride
Fantasy Lights at Spanaway Park (holiday)