Firefighters Say: Remove and Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Your Los Angeles Firefighters encourage you to remove and recycle your natural Christmas Tree as soon as you are done celebrating. In Los Angeles, convenient service is available with your weekly rubbish collection, or at special drop-off locations.

Burnt Christmas Tree in foreground of a house that caught fire.

For those living in Los Angeles...

Recycle at Home: Use Your Green Bin

Residents with green yard trimming bins are encouraged to recycle their Christmas Trees by following 3 easy steps:

REMOVE ornaments, decorations, tinsel and stand;
CUT the tree in pieces to fit into the green bin; and
PLACE the tree pieces in the green bin for regular pick-up on collection day.

If your tree is too big to cut and place within the bin - or if you reside in a multi-family building, simply put the tree (with ornaments, decorations, tinsel and stand removed) next to your green bin or curbside on your regular collection day.

No Green Bin or Curbside Collection?: Bring Your Tree to a Drop-off Site! Residents without green bins can use one of 19 drop-off sites accepting trees only one day: Sunday, January 4, 2015 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

For a City of Los Angeles drop-off site near you, call 3-1-1 or visit:

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