You can recycle after Christmas — including your tree

KITSAP COUNTY — While you’re busily decorating your Christmas tree for the holiday season, keep in mind that you can recycle it once the celebration ends.

Take your tree to one of the recycling sites listed below. Some sites are free and some require a small fee or donation (usually less than $5).

Of course, don’t forget to remove the stand, tinsel, decorations, nails, and staples.

If you have a food and yard waste cart, cut your unflocked tree until it fits inside with the lid closed.

Some youth and scouting groups pick up trees from the curb for a donation. For a list of known fundraisers, visit http://bit.ly/recyclemytree.

North Kitsap Area

Bainbridge Island Transfer Station 7215 Vincent Road, Bainbridge Island

206-842-0962 Wednesday to Sunday

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day.

Contact to verify hours and fees.

Tilz Soils and Compost

12112 Miller Rd. NE, Bainbridge Island

206-842-4045

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m

Saturday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact to verify hours and fees.

Olympic Organics (Kingston/Hanvsille area)

7890 Ecology Road

360-638-0117

Monday through Saturday

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m..

Closed noon on Christmas Eve through Jan. 2. Fee: $3.75

Fundraiser: NKHS Viking Baseball Team

Central Market Poulsbo

20148 10th Ave. NE

January 7 & 8 only

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.9am-5pm. Suggested donation: $5.00

Central Kitsap Area

City of Bremerton Public Works

100 Oyster Bay Ave. N in West Bremerton

360-473-5920

Dec. 26 through Jan. 20

24/7 during those dates

Free. Residents only. No overstock from tree lots, farms, or stores.

City of Bremerton Water Utility Building

3027 Olympus Drive in East Bremerton)

360-473-5920

Dec. 26 through Jan. 20

24/7 during those dates

Free. Residents only. No overstock from tree lots, farms, or stores.

Fundraiser: Boy Scout Troop 1539

VFW Post 4992

9981 Central Valley Road in East Bremerton

Jan. 8 only, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Suggested donation: $15. If you purchased a tree from this troop, you receive discounted recycling.

Fundraiser: Boy Scout Troop 1541

Taco Bell Silverdale

3051 NW Bucklin Hill Rd. Dec. 31, Jan. 7 & 8 only

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donation appreciated.

Williams Wood Recycling

12139 Brownsville Hwy NE

360-613-9972

Monday through Friday

8 a.m. to 4:30 pm.

Closed Dec. 24 – Jan. 2

Saturday, Jan. 7 (NK Relay for Life Fundraiser Day: Recycle tree for donation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.. Call to verify fees for other days)

South Kitsap Area

The Wreath Works

15384 Glenwood Rd. SW, Port Orchard

360-876-0434

Open every day

9 a.m. to dark

Free

North Mason Fiber

NE 431 Log Yard Road, Belfair

360-274-0228

Monday through Friday

7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Closed Christmas Day & New Years Day.

Contact to verify fee.

Note: Flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be disposed of as garbage. Wreaths and garland can be recycled only if you are able to remove all wire, plastic pieces, and non-biodegradable pieces.

For updated information, go to http://bit.ly/recyclemytree.

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