Christmas Tree Recyclers Referral List
~ Where can a customer recycle their tree with a not for profit group? ~
Date(s) and Times at Site Location Organization Name Suggested Donation
December 31st thru Jan 2nd
Holy Family School
7425 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd, Portland
Boy Scout Troop 64 $8.00
9am-2pm on Dec 31st
12pm-3pm on Jan 2nd
9am-3pm on Jan 8th
RiteAid Parking Lot
122nd & SE Sunnyside Rd, CLackamas OR
Boy Scout Troop 611
Jan 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th
David Douglas High School
SE 130th and Market, Portland
David Douglas Dad's Club
10am-4pm on December 31st
Jan 1st, 2nd, 8th, & 9th
Shopping Center Parking Lot
SW 45th & SW Vermont, Portland, 97219
Portland Bentham Lions Club
9am-4pm Dec. 30th & 31st, Jan. 7th & 14th
11am-4pm Jan. 1st & 8th
Moose Lodge
16411 NE Halsey St, Portland OR
Boy Scout Troops 606 & 5606
Dec. 31st, Jan. 1, 7, 8, 14, & 15
St Andew's Presbyterian Church
3228 SW Sunset Blvd, Portland OR 97239
Boy Scout Troop 150
9am-1pm Dec. 31st
9am-4pm on Jan. 7th, 8th, 14, & 15
St Ignatius Catholic Church
3400 SE 43rd Ave, Portland OR 97206
Boy Scout Pack 351
link to form (to sched pick up)
Dropped off - $10.00
Picked up - $12.00
Jan. 1st & 7th
St. John The Baptist Church
10956 SE 25th Ave, Milwaukie OR 97222
Boy Scout Troops 144 Donation
Jan. 7th & 8th
Walgreens Parking Lot
940 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd, Portland OR 97214
Boy Scout Troops 24 $10-$15
Call/text to schedule pickup
503-351-1064 (Annette)
Dec. 31st, Jan 1st, 7th, & 8th
Estacada, Sandy, Damascus, Gresham, and Happy Valley Vengance Softball $8

If you decide to have a Christmas tree fundraiser, please contact McFarlane’s no later than 10 days before your event. Send a letter of intent on your association's letterhead to:

  • OR 13345 SE Johnson Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222 OR Fax to: 503-659-0237
  • Phone Number
  • A letter of request on your association letterhead
  • Organization Name
  • Address
  • Tax ID Number
  • The event date(s) you will be bringing in the Christmas trees (this could be more than one day). Recycling can be performed on any day, Monday – Saturday through January.
  • How many “passes” you will need. An approximate number is fine. This would be the number of trips each vehicle might make to our site. Each vehicle must have a “pass” in order to dump the trees for free. One pass per each trip into the recycling yard. Example: One vehicle may need 3 passes per day.
  • This event can be held in Oregon or Washington

Your association will charge a fee. A fee of $3 to $10 is not extravagant. And you keep all of those donations. Your event could take place at your association's facility or church parking lot with your members, parishioners and neighborhood bringing their trees to you. Then you load those trees onto volunteer pick up trucks and bring them to McFarlane’s. Or, you could even offer a prescheduled pick up service, especially for persons whom may not have a way to drop their tree off to you.

The reason McFarlane’s is aggressively pursuing this market is because there is a serious need for Wood Waste Hog Fuel at the paper mills. The trees will be ground up and hauled by large semi trucks to mills such as the paper mill in Camas Washington. Ground up Christmas trees are an excellent source of electricity at a paper mill.

We thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon! If you have questions please feel free to contact us.