Firefighters Say Remove and Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Tuesday, December 26, 2023
Los Angeles-
In less than 7 seconds a small fire involving your holiday tree can become an inferno that consumes your home.
To increase your odds of survival... get the tree out of your home today!
The LAFD encourages you to remove and recycle your natural Christmas Tree as soon as possible. In Los Angeles, convenient service is available with your weekly rubbish collection, or at special drop-off locations.
For those living in the City of Los Angeles, LA Sanitation has curbside collection for Christmas trees to make it convenient to properly and safely recycle your tree.
Recycle at Home: Use Your Green Bin
Image on left shows christmas tree sitting by recylce bin on the right a trash truck is collecting christmas tree
Residents with green yard trimming bins are encouraged to recycle their Christmas Trees by following 3 easy steps:
1.REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and stand;
2.CUT the tree in pieces to fit inside the green bin; and
3.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 green waster bin - or if you reside in a multi-family building, simply put the tree (with ornaments, decorations, tinsel and stand removed) curbside near your bins on your regular collection day.
No Green Bin or Curbside Collection?: Bring Your Tree to a Drop-off Site!
For a City of Los Angeles drop-off site near you, call L.A. Sanitation's 24-hour Customer Care Center at 1-800-773-2489 or visit:
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