Do It Right! LA City Christmas Tree Pickup and Recycling
In the past, many Christmas trees were simply dumped curbside, on lawns or in empty lots. They would often site there for a month or more until someone decided to clean them up.
The best action to take, of course, is to cut up, or chip/shred your tree for use as mulch in your garden or compost pile. While I have the ability to do that here, I realize some other city dwellers might not be equipped for such things.
If you can't mulch or compost your tree, the City of LA has 3 different ways to dispose of your Christmas Tree.
- Cut it up and place it in your standard green garden bin
- Leave it curbside, if it is too big to fit in the bin (or you are unable to dismantle it)
- Take your tree to a long list of drop-off sites around the city incuding various Parks and Recreation and Fire Station locations. This is a limited time option, though. You will only be able to do this on Saturday, January 2, 2010 and Sunday, January 3, 2010.
Here is complete information on City of Los Angeles Christmas Tree Recycling Program. Dispose of your Christmas tree properly!
Photo Credit: Flickr picture by Shira Golding
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