Christmas Tree Recycling
For information on how to recycle your cut Christmas tree, see below or contact the company that collects your garbage. Please remove all decorations and tinsel before dropping them off or setting them out by the curb.

Pasco, Franklin County
Pasco Basin Disposal customers can also leave their trees out with their weekly garbage pick up. They are collected for free. Franklin County Solid Waste is collecting trees at Big Cross near the intersection of Road 36 and Argent Road in Pasco. Trees can be left any time until Jan 23. They are then chipped and spread on the cross country trail to help keep dust down.

You can place your undecorated tree at the curb from January 4 – 15. Trees over 6’ must be cut in half. Residents can also bring their tree to the Horn Rapids Landfill, 3102 Twin Bridges Road from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Saturday for free. The facility will be closed on January 1. Trees collected at the curb will be separated from the trash, chipped and composted.

Waste Management customers can drop off trees at Kennewick Transfer Station at 2627 S. Ely Street for free through the end of January. The trees are then taken to the Richland landfill where they can be recycled into mulch.

West Richland, Benton City,
Leave your tree next to your garbage can and Eds/Basin Disposal will pick it up. Trees over 5 feet long must be cut in half. Decorated or trees longer than 5 feet will not be picked up. Please contact the city of West Richland, 509-967-3431 for information about Christmas tree collection.

Holiday Recycling Tips

Please flatten and recycle all cardboard boxes, cards, envelopes, and gift wrapping. Additional paper items magazines, catalogs, and empty pressboard boxes, like gift boxes, pasta and frozen food boxes, jello or pudding boxes and the inner core of paper towels and toilet paper. Even paper cartons that hold butter, cream cheese and eggs are recyclable.

Recycling and Reuse

According to the EPA, 75% of Americans’ trash can be recycled, but only 25% actually is. These resources can help you do your part to reduce waste.

Recycling is different in each city. Click on the logos below to see your city’s recycling opportunities:

Convenient drop off locations

There are also a variety of drop off locations throughout the community to take your recyclables.

Household hazardous waste

Franklin County residents can drop off unwanted household hazardous waste at Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility

1721 Dietrich Road in Pasco
(Between Basin Recycling and BDI Transfer)
Ph: (509) 547-2088 Get Directions
Hours of Operation: Mon-Friday, 10 am to 3 pm (or by Appointment)

Benton County Residents should have a permanent facility in 2021, until then collection events are held annually. For more information contact Benton County’s Solid Waste Division at (509) 736-3084 x5682 or visit their webpage at Benton County Solid Waste.

The Horn Rapids Landfill accepts a few household hazardous waste items including used motor oil (5 gallon limit per visit), Antifreeze, Cooking oil, Automotive batteries, Rechargeable batteries, Propane tanks and canisters.


E-Cycle Washington is a free program that makes it easy for Washington residents to recycle their broken, obsolete or worn-out electronics.

Electronic products contain valuable materials that can be recycled and toxic chemicals that should be kept out of the landfill. See where to drop off electronics in your area.

Receive instant cash for your mobile phone at eATM kiosks in WalMart Stores. 

General Washington Sources 

Comprehensive database for all recycling locations in WA: 1-800-Recycle. You can type in your zip code and it presents all local options per recyclable.

Household hazardous waste, Recycle Right and much more at the Department of Ecology website.

Thrift stores to recycle clothing and home goods



Used Books, Movies, Video Games in Tri-­Cities, WA 

  • Adventures Underground, 1391 George WA Way, Richland, (509) 946-­9893
  • GameStop, W.27th Ave., Kennewick, (509) 737-­0910 
  • Richland & Mid-­‐Columbia Libraries Friends of the Library book sales. 


Yard waste is picked up at the curbside in the City of Richland and is composted at the Horn Rapids Landfill. Residents can drop yard waste at the landfill for free, non-residents must pay a fee. See for more information.