Recycle Your Christmas Tree
- Please recycle your tree by cutting and placing it in your green yard
trimmings container. If you are unable to use your green container,
you may also recycle your tree by bringing it to one of the drop-off
sites. Before recycling your tree, please remove all ornaments,
decorations, tinsel and stand.
Trees left at curbs or in alleys and streets cannot be collected.
Per Los Angeles Municipal Code 57.21.06, it is illegal to leave
trees at the curb or on street due to extreme fire hazard.
Trees can also be dropped off on January 3, 4, 10 and 11 from 9 am
to 4 pm at certain locations (see below).
Call (800) 5-TREE-56 for more information between December 1, 2003
and January 31, 2004.
LOS ANGELES ZOO
At Griffith Park, Junction Of
Golden State (5), & Ventura (134) Frwys
Highland Park Senior Citizen Center6200 York Boulevard
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Christmas Tree Recycling Program
The City of LA Bureau of Sanitation has CURBSIDE collection for Christmas trees. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place it inside the green waste bin, simply place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day.
Using your green bin to recycle Christmas tree?
REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsels, and stand from the tree
CUT tree in pieces to fit into the green bin, and
PLACE the tree pieces inside the green bin for regular pick-up on collection day. Collected Christmas trees will be recycled into compost and mulch.
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 a S.A.F.E. Center for safe disposal and recycling.
Multi-Family Residential Recycling
Program Participation (MFRRP)
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's scheduled collection day. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel, and the stand from tree.
Enter your address on the field below to find your collection day information.
Enter an Address or Intersection (e.g. 200 North Main St or Nordhoff & De Soto)
Find Your Neighborhood Info.
One-Day drop off at Recreation and Park locations
Christmas trees can be dropped off on Sunday, January 3, 2016 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.
At Griffith Park, Junction Of
Golden State (5) & Ventura (134) Frwys
LA Zoo parking lot
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. 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.
FIRE STATION #21
1192 E. 51st Street, 90011 - South Los Angeles
FIRE STATION #28
11641 Corbin Ave., 91326 - Porter Ranch
FIRE STATION #29
4029 W. Wilshire Bl., 90010 - Hancock Park
FIRE STATION #44
1410 Cypress Ave., 90065 - Cypress Park
FIRE STATION #64
10811 S. Main Street, 90061 - South Los Angeles
FIRE STATION #65
1801 E. Century Bl., 90002 - Watts
FIRE STATION #71
107 S. Beverly Glen Bl., 90024 - Holmby Hills/Bel-Air
FIRE STATION #77
9224 Sunland Bl., 91352- Sun Valley
FIRE STATION #82
5769 Hollywood Bl., 90028 - Hollywood
FIRE STATION #88
5101 N. Sepulveda Bl., 91403 - Sherman Oaks
FIRE STATION #94
4470 Coliseum St., 90016 - Crenshaw District
FIRE STATION #106
23004 Roscoe Bl., 91304 - West Hills
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
DIAL 3-1-1 311
General Sanitation Information