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Service Update: 2012-13 Holiday Tree Recycling


Xmas Tree

Bellingham, WA - There are several options for recycling Christmas trees this season. Please remove all decorations.

Scouts Tree Recycling Project

Area Scout Troops collect trees in early January. Call them at 360-734-3940 for details.

Food Plus!

If you subscribe to Food Plus! place your tree inside your Toter® at no extra charge.

If your Toter® is full, place your tree next to the Toter®. Charge: $6 per tree (up to 8’ long). To sign up for FoodPlus! click here.

Note: Customers not on FoodPlus! can order tree pick-up. Contact us or call to schedule 360-734-3490. Pick-up is on regular FoodPlus! day for your area. Cost: $6 per tree (up to 8' long). Charge it to your account or pre-pay 360-734-3490. 

Bellingham Recycling Center & Transfer Station

Trees accepted for recycling. Charge: $6 per tree (up to 8’ long).

SSC Recycling Center / Transfer Station



Bellingham - 1001 Roeder Ave (corner F & Roeder)

M-F: 8AM-5PM

(360) 734-3490

For information about other items accepted in the Food Plus! program click here. For information about recycling other holiday items click here.

Reminder! SSC crews work all holidays that fall on a weekday. If your regular collection day falls on a holiday, please set out containers the night before or by 6:30AM for pick-up. Collection times on holidays can be a little earlier than usual due to lighter traffic on area roads.

Thank you and happy holidays! 


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