Christmas tree disposal options in Roseville and Granite Bay

Recycled trees become compost and wood chips
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It’s getting to be that time to take down the Christmas decorations and recycle the tree, turning it into compost or wood chips. Here are some ways to dispose of your tree:

• Remove all branches and cut the trunk into sizes small enough to fit within a green waste bin with the lid closed to be collected by the city of Roseville.

• Take unflocked trees to one of three drop-off sites Saturday, Dec. 31, Sunday, Jan. 1, Saturday, Jan. 7 or Sunday, Jan. 8. The sites are Maidu Park at 1550 Maidu Drive, Mahany Park at 1545 Pleasant Grove Blvd. and Saugstad Park at 100 Buljan Drive in Roseville. For more information, call the city’s solid waste division at (916) 774-5780.

• After Jan. 8, dispose of your tree at the Western Regional Sanitary Landfill, between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends at 3033 Fiddyment Road. For more information, visit

• Leave your tree for Roseville Boy Scouts. The scouts will pick up trees Saturday, Dec. 31, Sunday, Jan. 1, Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8. Place your tree at the curb by 9 a.m. on the morning you want your tree picked up. Place a donation envelope on your door or porch (do not attach to tree). Tax-deductible donations cover Boy Scout summer camp costs. Cash or check accepted. Make checks payable to Boy Scouts of America. For more information, email or call (916) 668-9627.

• For Granite Bay residents, Boy Scouts will pick up trees in the area bordered by Cavitt Stallman Road, Sierra College Boulevard and the Placer County line on Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8. Place the tree curbside by 10 a.m. and leave a $10 donation per tree in a plastic bag, check payable to Boy Scout Troop 121. They will also accept trees dropped off between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Miners Ravine Park, 7530 Auburn-Folsom Road, Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8 for a $5 donation. For more information, visit

~ Sena Christian