No solid-waste collections on Christmas Day

No garbage, yard-waste or recycling collections are scheduled in Seattle on Thursday, Dec. 25. Thursday and Friday collections will be collected one day later this week due to the Christmas Day holiday. Be sure to have your containers available by 7 a.m. to ensure collection.

The City of Seattle’s South Recycling and Disposal Station in the South Park area will close on Christmas Day, Dec. 25.

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 from Dec. 26, 2014, 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 6 feet long or shorter, with branches trimmed to less than 4 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 3-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 holiday trees and greens for free at Seattle Public Utilities’ South Recycling and Disposal Station (130 S. Kenyon St.) from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Dec. 26, 2014, through Jan. 11, 2015. The tree sections must be cut to 8 feet or less in length, and the trunk must be 4 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.

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