It's time to take down the tinsel and lights and pack the decorations away until next year, but what are you going to do with your tree? If you're like us, you might be wondering where and how to recycle your tree.
A few tips:
To prep your tree for recycling, be sure to remove all debris, decorations, lights, tinsel, etc. If it's a large, oversized tree you might want to cut it in half. If in doubt, please contact the organization and find out sizes. Some locations do not accept flocked trees.
Environmentally Conscious Recycling
12409 NE San Rafael 503-253-0867
Trees $2 each. Green and/or flocked for the same price.
Westminister Presbyterian Church
1624 NE Hancock St., Portland, Oregon 97212
When: January 7, 9 am – 2pm
503‑287‑1289 Ext. 16
Wood Waste Management
7315 NE 47th Ave., Portland, OR 97218
When: Monday-Saturday, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Cost: $1 for green and flocked trees
Portland Legacy Lions
1200 NW 23rd Ave., Portland, OR 97210
When: January 7, 9 am – 3 pm
Cleveland High School
SE Powell Boulevard & SE 31st Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97202
When: January 1-2, 2017, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
$7 per tree, $5 per wreath
David Douglas High School auto shop parking lot. 1500 SE 130th Ave., Portland, OR 97236 503‑660‑3076.
When: December 31, 2016-January 1, 2017 and January 7-8, 2017, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Cost: $5 for green trees; $10 for flocked trees
Mon.-Sat., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
13345 SE Johnson Road in Milwaukie , OR. They accept flocked and green trees and charge a $3 recycling fee per tree.
Sunnyside Enviornmental School
3421 SE Salmon St., Portland, OR 97214
When: January 7-8, 2017, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 per tree
Various Locations and curbside:
Boy Scout and Girl Scout Troops
You can easily find the closest drop off location to benefit a local chapter of the Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts by entering your address here.
Where: Multiple locations
When: Multiple times
Cost: Around $10
For METRO curbside information, please click here.