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Free Christmas tree recycling, pickup available for Citrus Heights residents

Looking for a way to get rid of that Christmas tree now that the holidays are over? Citrus Heights residents have several options for recycling live trees.

Republic Services, which handles waste collection for the City of Citrus Heights, is offering free pickup of live Christmas trees through Jan. 17, 2020. Live trees — excluding flocked or decorated trees — can be placed next to waste collection bins for pickup on regular collection days. Live trees can also be cut into pieces and placed in green bins anytime.

Those wishing to dispose of flocked trees (up to 5 per vehicle) can do so at no charge at the following locations in Sacramento County:

  • Sacramento Recycling and Transfer Station, 8491 Fruitridge Road, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mon-Sat. (Dec. 26-Jan 4)
  • North Area Recovery Station, 4450 Roseville Rd., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Jan. 4-5 only)
  • Kiefer Landfill, 12701 Kiefer Blvd., 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Jan. 4-5 only)
  • Elder Creek Transfer and Recovery site, 8642 Elder Creek Rd., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Jan. 4 only)
  • SMUD Corporation Yard, 6100 Folsom Blvd., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Jan. 4 only)
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