Los Angeles residents have several options for recycling their Christmas tree this year.
LA Sanitation has curbside collection for Christmas trees. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place inside the green waste bin, simply place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day.
Recycle your Christmas tree in the green bin:
- REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsels and stand from the tree.
- CUT the tree pieces before putting them inside the green bin for regular pick-up on collection day.
- PLACE the tree pieces inside the green bin.
Collected Christmas trees will be recycled into compost and mulch that is available to residents for free.
In addition, holiday wrapping paper, cartons, cardboard, Styrofoam® and other expanded polystyrene products, plastics and gift boxes are also recyclable and should be placed in the blue bin. However, it is illegal to place household hazardous waste, such as electronics (i.e. televisions and computers) and batteries into the collection bins. Please take those items to one of seven S.A.F.E. Centers for safe disposal and recycling.
Multi-family Residential Recycling Program Participation
Residents of multifamily buildings are requested to place their Christmas trees at the curbside on the collection day in your neighborhood. Whether you are serviced by LA Sanitation or a private hauler, we will pick up your tree on your neighborhood scheduled collection day. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from the tree.
To find your collection day, call 1-800-773-2489 or go to https://neighborhoodinfo.lacity.org/
The following mulching facilities will accept trees until the end of January. Trees can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holiday wrapping and packaging materials will not be accepted. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from the tree prior to dropping it off.
LOPEZ CANYON ENVIRONMENTAL AND EDUCATIONAL CENTER
11950 Lopez Canyon Road
Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
HARBOR MULCH FACILITY
1400 N. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
One-day drop off at Recreation and Park locations
Christmas trees can be dropped off on Sunday, January 8, 2017 at six Recreation and Park locations from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holiday wrapping and packaging materials will not be accepted. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from the tree prior to dropping it off.
Los Angeles Zoo Parking Lot
At Griffith Park,
Junction of Golden State (5) and Ventura (134) Freeways
Rancho Cienega Recreation Center
5001 Rodeo Road
Balboa Sports Center
17015 Burbank Boulevard
Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2551 Motor Avenue
8651 Foothill Boulevard
Westchester Municipal Building
7166 West Manchester Avenue
The following fire station locations will accept Christmas trees until mid-January. They will not be accepting holiday wrapping and packaging material. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from tree prior to dropping it off.
FIRE STATION #21
1192 E. 51st Street, 90011 – South Los Angeles
FIRE STATION #28
11641 Corbin Avenue, 91326 – Porter Ranch
FIRE STATION #29
4029 Wilshire Boulevard – 90010 – Hancock Park
FIRE STATION #44
1410 Cypress Avenue, 90065 – Cypress Park
FIRE STATION #64
101811 S. Main Street, 90061 – South Los Angeles
FIRE STATION #65
1801 E. Century Boulevard, 90002 – Watts
FIRE STATION #71
107 S. Beverly Glen Boulevard, 90024 – Holmby Hills/Bel-Air
FIRE STATION #77
9224 Sunland Boulevard, 91352 – Sun Valley
FIRE STATION #88
5101 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, 91403 – Sherman Oaks
FIRE STATION #106
23004 Roscoe Boulevard, 91304 – West Hills
Please call LA Sanitation’s 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 with any questions.
More info can be found at https://www.lacitysan.org