Tree-cycling program starts early, ends late

Kitsap County’s Christmas tree recycling program will start the day after Christmas and run through Jan. 15. - Courtesy photo
Kitsap County’s Christmas tree recycling program will start the day after Christmas and run through Jan. 15.
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In order to accommodate both Type A personalities and procrastinators, Kitsap County will operate its free Christmas Tree recycling program from Dec. 26 through Jan. 15.

Trees will be accepted every day during this period, except for New Year’s Day. The trees will be chipped, so all material should be completely organic.

Residents are reminded to remove all nails, tinsel, lights and ornaments before recycling their tree.

Flocked trees cannot be accepted because they are potentially harmful to the environment.

Also, do not bring wreaths or garland.

County crews will drop off chips at accessible residences near their chipping locations while quantities last.

Interested residents can get free chips by downloading the form at, or calling (360) 337-5777.

The locations include:

• Emu Compost 7890 Ecology Rd. NE Hansville, Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

• Emu Topsoil, 22244 Port Gamble Rd. Poulsbo, Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;

• Poulsbo Recycle Center 21868 Viking Way NW, Tuesday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;

• City of Poulsbo Public Works 710 Iverson, Jan. 3-4 only, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.;

• Bainbridge Island Recycling and Garbage Facility, 7215 Don Palmer Ave. Wednesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., from Dec. 27 through Jan. 18;

• City of Bremerton Public Works, 100 Oyster Bay Ave., daily;

• City of Bremerton Water Utility Building, 3027 Olympus Dr., daily;

Silverdale Recycling and Garbage Facility, 8843 NW Dickey Rd., daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;

• Olalla Recycling and Garbage Facility, 2850 SE Olalla-Burley Rd. Friday-Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and,

• Olympic View Transfer Station, 9300 SW Barney White Rd., Bremerton, daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

County recyling facilities will also close early on Dec. 24 (1 p.m.) and Dec. 31 (2 p.m.).

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