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Recycling Your Christmas Tree…

Make it a green holiday this year and recycle your tree! In addition to wrapping paper, boxes and gift packaging, the City of Los Angeles offers residents the opportunity to recycle their 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.

How to Recycle your Christmas tree and put in the green bin:

  1. REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsels and stand from the tree.
  2. CUT the tree into pieces, if needed, to fit into green bin.
  3. PLACE the tree pieces inside the green bin and put out for regular pick-up on collection day.

*Flock or artificial trees can’t be recycled, place them in the black container.

Dead, dry trees can be a fire hazard, and when they go to landfills they release greenhouse gases that contribute to climate change.

When the trees are recycled, they are turned into mulch and re-used for gardening and landscaping. You can even get free mulch for your own garden! To recycle your tree, remove all ornaments, decorations and the tree stand.

Cut the tree into pieces and place it in your green waste bin. If it does not fit, place the whole tree at the curb and the Bureau of Sanitation will pick it up.

You can also bring it to one of the City’s drop-off locations.

Click here to visit the L.A. Sanitation website for further instructions.

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