Holiday Recycling

Christmas Tree Recycling

Drop Off Your Tree.... For Free

January Special

Do you use a real tree to decorate for the Holidays? Real, non-flocked trees can be recycled after the holidays for free. Here’s how:

  • Take the tree to the Earth Resource Facility

  • Take the tree to the Groveland Transfer Station

  • Call your local franchise hauler to make arrangements to have it picked up. This is a limited service and certain conditions apply.

  • Or better yet, chip your tree at home and use the mulch on your property

Please make sure that no tinsel, decorations or nails remain on the tree.

Drop Off Locations

  • Earth Resource Facility 14909 Camage Ave, Sonora CA 95370

    Open: Tuesday - Saturday 8 am - 3:30 pm

  • Groveland Transfer Station 10700 Merrell Rd, Groveland CA 95321

    Open: Wednesday and Saturday 8 am - 3:45 pm


Trees dropped off at the Earth Resource Facility will be ground into mulch and:

  • Taken to a biomass plant to be burned to generate electricity or

  • Used as an additive for compost at a local facility or

  • Used as a mulch at local farms and ranches or

  • Offered for sale at the Earth Resource Facility

Benefits of mulch:

  • Helps to conserve water in your landscape

  • Cools soil temperature

  • Helps prevent the growth of weeds

  • Reduces dust on pathways

  • Adds nutrients to your compost pile

  1. Solid Waste

    Physical Address
    48 Yaney Ave
    Sonora, CA 95370