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Posted on: December 24, 2019

Christmas Tree Collection Begins in January

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City of Modesto Green Waste crews will begin collection of real, untreated Christmas trees as part of the normal Green Waste collection placed in the street or alley.

Disposal of Untreated Real Trees

  • Remove all tree stands, ornaments, rods, garland and tinsel.  If these items have not been removed the trees will not be picked up by City crews.
  • Cut trees in half if they are more than six (6) feet tall.
  • Place trees out in the street/alley adjacent to your property within 72 hours prior to your scheduled collection week. 
  • Untreated Trees may also be cut in pieces to fit in your organic recycling can.


Disposing of Christmas Trees
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