Christmas Tree Recycling and Pick-Up Program Through Jan 12

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Photo by Lynn Friedman

The City’s 21st Annual Holiday “Treecycling” Tree Recycling program gives residents a chance to dispose of trees free of charge while keeping the trees out of the trash after the holidays.

Residents with City refuse service can leave their trees out where trash is normally collected by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 12, 2013.

From December 26, 2012 through January 12, 2013 residents can drop off trees at one of 12 locations throughout the City. Visit their website for a map to find the tree recycling location nearest you or see the list below. Drop-off centers are open Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sat. – Sun. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

  • El Dorado Park, 2760 N. Studebaker Road, South Parking Lot
  • Veterans Park, 28th Street at Pine Avenue
  • Hudson Park, Hill Street at Webster Avenue
  • Cesar E. Chaves Park, Golden Shore Street at 4th Street
  • Fire Station #14, 5200 Eliot Street at Colorado Avenue
  • CSULB Recycling Center, 5800 Atherton Boulevard, East of Bellflower Boulevard
  • City Operations Center, Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 East Willow Street
  • Wardlow Park, Monlaco Road at Rutgers Avenue
  • Stearns Park, Corner of 23rd Street and Roycroft Avenue
  • North Police Substation, 4891 North Atlantic Avenue at Del Amo Boulevard, enter on 46th Street
  • Houghton Park, Myrtle Avenue at Harding Street
  • Bixby Park, 1st Street at Cherry Avenue

Just remember that whether dropped off or set out for pick-up, all decorations and stands must be removed from the trees prior to recycling and trees over 12-feet tall should be cut in half. Flocked trees will be accepted for recycling.

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