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No Solid Waste Collections on New Year’s Day

Recycling and Disposal Station Closed Jan. 1

Garbage-TruckNo garbage, yard waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, Jan. 1. Thursday and Friday collections will be collected one day later that week due to the New Year’s Day holiday. Please be sure to have your containers available by 7 a.m., to ensure collection.

The City of Seattle’s South Transfer Station in the South Park area will also be closed on New Year’s Day, January 1.

Free Christmas Tree Composting: Seattle residents who subscribe to curbside food and yard waste collection can put their trees and greens out on their regular collection day at no extra charge through Jan. 11, 2015.

Multi-family buildings can put out one tree next to each food and yard waste cart per collection day at no extra charge during this time.

Trees should be cut into sections of six feet long or shorter, with branches trimmed to less than four feet to fit into the collection trucks. Sections should be bundled with string or non-plastic twine. Metal, plastic and ornaments in trees and wreaths must be removed.

Trees that are flocked and/or have tinsel or ornaments will be collected as extra garbage. Customers will need to cut the tree into three-foot pieces and each piece will be charged as extra garbage. Each unit of extra garbage costs $10.20. Plastic trees are not compostable.

Seattle residents can also drop off Christmas trees and greens for free at Seattle Public Utilities’ South Transfer Station  through Jan. 11, 2015. The tree sections must be cut to eight feet or less in length and the trunk must be four inches or smaller in diameter. The limit is three trees per vehicle. Only trees and wreaths without flocking or decoration may be composted free of charge. The station is open daily from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., other than selected holidays.

For information on where to dispose of household hazardous waste, including station locations and hours, contact www.HazWasteHelp.org or (206) 296-4692.