Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6: SES tree recycling

It is that time of year for the annual Sunnyside Environmental School (SES) Holiday/Christmas Tree Recycling Event with all monies raised benefiting the school’s Go FUND. The goal of Go FUND is to ensure that all students, regardless of financial resources, are able to fully participate in our curriculum-based overnight field trips. SES middle-schoolers earn community service credits by working on event logistics, our neighbors feel welcomed on the school grounds, and we provide a valuable service — including eastside tree pickup whether in the rain, hail, snow or sun.  

In the spirit of recycling and a ‘circular economy,’ a local resource, Honl Tree Care, turns the trees into mulch chips, helping keep the perimeter school gardens well tended.

We offer both drop-off and pickup options and encourage early reservations via email or online. For residents who bring their trees to the school, we will have complimentary coffee, tea and hot cocoa. Invite your neighbors and help us promote the benefit! 

Click here to print a flyer and click here for a Facebook event to share.

Event hours and dates:  Saturday Jan. 5 and Sunday Jan. 6 from 10:00am to 4:00pm

Drop-off service: Just bring your trees to Sunnyside Environmental School; 3421 SE Salmon St, Portland OR 97214 on event weekend; drop-off in the asphalt area just behind the school bldg. Follow signs onsite. Requested donation is $ 5.

Pick-up service:  Online or email reservation deadline is Thurs, 1/3/19 at 1pm. Available to eastside PDX residents with advance reservations. Requested donation is $ 10. You can make a reservation for tree pickup HERE.  Alternatively, you can email: and make sure to include requested day, name, full address, contact #, and any special instructions. We ask that residents leave trees on a porch or nearby area no later than 9:00am on pickup day.

We prefer donations be made via direct PayPal link at: Cash or checks made payable to SES PTSA are also acceptable.  

Key Contact persons:   Matt Pozos, and Jeff Skoke,

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