How do I recycle my Christmas Tree?
Collection occurs on all holidays EXCEPT December 25th and January 1st. If these holidays occur Monday through Friday, collection will be one day later thoroughout the rest of that week. For example, if the holiday falls on a Thursday, Thursday collection occurs Friday and Friday collection occurs Saturday.

Set out your tree at the curb on your usual collection day - do not put the tree in your yard waste cart.

If your tree is over 6 feet tall, it must be cut in half. All decorations, tinsel, stands, and nails must be removed. Flocked trees are acceptable. For more information, contact West Valley Collection and Recycling at (408) 283-9250 or visit
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1. What do I do with all of my plastic grocery bags?
2. How do I learn more about the West Valley Clean Water Program?
3. My trash and/or recycling wasn't collected today. What should I do?
4. I would like information about what I can recycle in my curbside recycling containers. Who do I call?
5. How can I recycle items that aren't collected in my curbside recycling containers, like computers, athletic shoes, wire hangers, and tools?
6. I live in an apartment, can I recycle motor oil?
7. How do I recycle my Christmas Tree?
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