The presents are unwrapped, the guests are gone, now what to do with that tree? In West Sacramento, residents can recycle Christmas trees in their yard waste carts. Trees must be cut into sections no more than three feet long and two inches in diameter. If your tree exceeds the capacity of your cart, you may bundle excess branches and place them next to your yard waste cart for pick up on your regular service day. Please remove all tinsel, lights, ornaments, flocking and stands prior to disposal.