Join Mickey Mouse for Free Christmas Tree Recycling in Long Beach

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christmas tree recyclingMeet Mickey, Minnie and your favorite Disney characters at a free Christmas tree recycling event on Tuesday, January 4, at the Long Beach Police North Sub-Station.

Each year, an average of 250 tons of holiday trees are recycled in Long Beach. This year, Disney on Ice is helping the Environmental Services Bureau promote the importance of recycling and remind residents that recycling Christmas trees in Long Beach is easy.

Disney on Ice performers will be at the Long Beach Police North Sub-Station, located at 4891 N. Atlantic Avenue, on Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 3:30 to 4:30 pm. Residents who bring their in Christmas tree for recycling and a camera for photos will have the opportunity to meet the performers and take a picture with Mickey or Minnie Mouse.

Christmas Tree Recycling Locations

Residents who can not make it the Disney on Ice tree recycling event can still dispose of their Christmas tree for free at drop-off locations in Long Beach through January 7.

  • 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

Christmas Tree Disposal: Free Pick-up

In addition, residents can dispose of their tree for free by placing it out for curbside pick-up. Anyone who has City refuse service may put their Christmas tree out where the trash is normally collected by 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 8, and it will be recycled.

Please note 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.

For more information about Christmas tree recycling, visit or call the Long Beach Recycling Hotline at 570-2876.

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