Tree Recycling


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There will be no service interruptions for the holidays this year. Please put your carts out for service on your regular collection day.

Drop-off Locations:
You can drop off your unflocked trees from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 31, 2016 - Jan. 1, 2017 and Jan. 7-8, 2017 in the designated areas at the Prewett Family Water Park parking lot and at the Antioch Marina Overflow parking lot at 2nd and L streets. Please remove tree stands before drop-off.

Flocked trees:
Flocked trees cannot be composted. They can be collected curbside for a fee of $40 per tree. Pickups must be scheduled in advance. Call (925) 685-4711. Flocked trees may also be included with one of your cleanups. If cut to fit inside with the lid closed, flocked trees may be placed in your trash cart.

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Single-family recycling:
Place unflocked trees in yard waste cart. Branches must be 6 inches or less in diameter and 3 feet or less in length. Cut off tree top. Remove tree stand. Lid must be closed.

Multi-family recycling
the Boy Scouts will pick up unflocked trees in multifamily complexes. A donation of $10 or $1 per foot for trees taller than 10 feet or $20 for flocked trees would be appreciated. To arrange a pickup, email the Boy Scouts at treepickup@diablosunrise.org.

Important reminders:

  • Please remove lights, ornaments, tinsel, nails and stands from trees.
  • No plastic bags.
  • As part of our treecycling program, flocked, painted, fireproofed or artificial trees are not accepted.
  • Flocked trees can be collected curbside for a fee of $40 per tree. Pickups must be scheduled in advance. Call (925) 685-4711. Flocked trees may also be included with one of your cleanups. If cut to fit inside with the lid closed, flocked trees may be placed in your trash cart.


For more information, call customer service at (925) 685-4711.