What to do with your Christmas tree
There are a couple of options in Sebastopol, but we love the idea of goats
There is no curbside pick-up for Christmas trees in Sebastopol, according to Zero Waste Sonoma. Instead, Recology suggests you should cut your tree down to fit inside your green bin.
Don't want to do this? Here are two more options:
TAKE IT TO THE BIN BEHIND THE YOUTH ANNEX: Sebastopol residents can dispose of Christmas trees to be recycled in a bin located in the city parking area to the rear of the Sebastopol Youth Annex at 425 Morris Street. Trees must be natural, unflocked and undecorated. Artificial trees are not accepted.
FEED IT TO THE GOATS: Independence 4-H will pick up your Christmas tree and feed it to goats at local farms, who will enjoy it as a treat and return it to the soil. Trees that are too dry for goats will be composted. This is the third year that 4-H has offered this service. To protect the goats, remove any decorations (and watch out for those ornament hangers). No flocked or artificial trees. Pick-up dates are December 30 and January 2, 6, 7, 8, and 13. Make sure your tree is out by the curb before 9 am so it can be picked up. The suggested donation is $20 and all funds go to support 4-H. Sign up for tree-pick-up here.
Unincorporated West County
Curbside tree pick-up is available in unincorporated areas of west county for Recology customers on their regular trash days between Dec. 26 and Jan. 19. If you miss those days, you'll have to cut it up and put it in your green bin. There is some limited tree pickup for non-Recology customers on these days (most of which have already passed, alas). Remember only real trees—free of decoration, lights, stands, tinsel and flocking—can be recycled.
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