Hooray LA! You pretty much have to do almost next to nothing to dispose of your Christmas tree, but a lot of you will still screw it up anyway – so here’s a guide:
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.
Multi-Family Residential Recycling
Program Participation (MFRRP)
Residents of multifamily buildings are requested to place their Christmas trees at the curbside on the day of collection by the Bureau of Sanitation. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsels, and stand from tree.
Visit the City website at www.lacity.org for collection day information
If you live in Westchester and are able to actually walk beyond your curb, on Jan 4th between 9a.m. and 4 p.m. you can drop your tree here:
Westchester Municipal Building
7166 West Manchester Avenue