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How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Los Angeles

The recycled trees are saved from ending up in a landfill and are turned into mulch and compost to be used by residents and city staff.

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    A Christmas tree left for curbside pick-up in Los Angeles.

    Los Angeles' Christmas tree recycling program annually recycles up to 100,000 trees, according to the city.

    Here's what to know. 

    • The recycled trees are saved from ending up in a landfill and are turned into mulch and compost.
    • There are several options for Los Angeles residents to properly dispose of Christmas trees, including using their green bin, curbside or dropping off, officials said.
    • To use a green bin for Christmas tree recycling, residents need to remove the decorations and stand and, if needed, cut the tree into pieces.
    • Residents unable to cut and place their tree in their green bin may leave it at the curb on their weekly collection day.
    • Make sure to remove all ornaments and tinsel.

    Drop-Off Locations

    The following locations are accepting trees for one day only -- 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Jan. 6. Click here for a list of LA fire stations accepting trees until mid-January.

    • Los Angeles Zoo Parking Lot in Griffith Park: Near the 5 and 134 freeway interchange 
    • Baldwin Hills: Rancho Cienega Recreation Center, 5001 Rodeo Road
    • Encino: Balboa Sports Center, 17015 Burbank Boulevard
    • Rancho Park: Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, 2551 Motor Avenue
    • Sunland: Sunland Park, 8651 Foothill Boulevard
    • Westchester: Westchester Municipal Building, 7166 West Manchester Avenue

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