Celebrating Seattle's Roosevelt Neighborhood
Compost Holiday Trees By January 13

Compost Holiday Trees By January 13

Happy New Year, Roosevelt!

Courtesy of Jenny Frankl, our Neighborhood District Coordinator, here’s some timely info about holiday tree disposal.

Seattle residents may compost holiday trees and holiday greens until January 13.

  • Put trees and green out on regular collection days at the curb for food and yard waste subscribers.
  • Cut trees into sections, six feet long or shorter, with branches trimmed to less than four feet to fit into the collection trucks.
  • Bundle each section with sisal string or twine (not plastic).
  • Decorated, flocked and plastic trees are not recyclable, and will be charged as extra garbage.


At recycling and disposal stations, trees should not exceed eight feet in length and must be free of decoration so they can be turned into compost for local parks and gardens. Trunks should not exceed four inches in diameter.

The North Recycling and Disposal Station is located at 1350 North 34th Street.

The station is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.