Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

Did you know that you can recycle your Christmas tree? 

There are free drop-off locations from McKinleyville to Rio Dell. Find the location closest to you for dates when trees are accepted. 

Interested in curbside pick-up?  Availability is limited so contact your curbside provider to see if this is an option and if there are any fees for this service.  Make sure to remove all decorations (ornaments, lights, hooks, garland, tinsel).  Sorry, flocked trees may not be recycled.ive Your Tree a New Life

Drop-Off Locations (Free Drop-Off & Recycling)


  • Wes Green Landscaping
    Dec. 28th – Jan. 16th
    6360 West End Road, Arcata 

Blue Lake

  • Clemance Field/Perigot Park 
    Jan. 2nd -Jan. 14th
    312 S. Railroad, Blue Lake 


  • HWMA’s Hawthorne Street Transfer Station
    Dec. 26th -Jan. 10th 268-8680 
    1059 West Hawthorne Street, Eureka 


  • Ferndale’s Fireman Park
    Dec. 31st – Jan 4th
    100 Berding Street, Ferndale 
  • Ferndale Fairgrounds 
    1250 5th Street, Ferndale 


  • Humboldt Sanitation Transfer Station 
    2585 Central Avenue, McKinleyville
    Dec. 26-Jan. 24th


  • Recology Eel River’s Fortuna Transfer Station
    Dec. 26th -Jan. 14th 725-5156 
    965 Riverwalk, Fortuna 
  • Fortuna Fairgrounds 
    1 Park Street, Fortuna 

Rio Dell 

  • Rio Dell City Hall Dec.
    26th – Jan. 4th 764-3532 
    675 Wildwood Ave, Rio Dell  (back parking lot) 

Curbside Collection Dates Contact  (Collection fee may apply, please contact)

  • Humboldt Sanitation 839-3285 
  • Recology 442-5711 
    May collect curbside trees in Arcata, Eureka and some unincorporated areas of Humboldt County. 
  • Arcata High School Track Team 822-8325  Arcata residents only.
    Curbside pick up of tree for $15 with funds benefiting the Arcata High track team. 

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