Local residents have several options to get rid of their Christmas trees, thanks to tree recycling programs in the City of Los Angeles, the City of Santa Monica and Los Angeles County.
LOS ANGELES — In the City of Los Angeles, residents can recycle their trees by removing all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and stand, cutting the tree in pieces and placing them in the green yard trimmings container.
This includes City of Los Angeles residents in some areas with Marina del Rey addresses in zip code 90292 — Marina Peninsula, Oxford Triangle and areas east of Lincoln Boulevard.
Trees may also be dropped off at various sites throughout Los Angeles, including local sites at:
– Westchester Municipal Building, 7166 Manchester Ave., Westchester; or
– Los Angeles City Fire Station #63, 1930 Shell Ave., Venice.
Drop-off hours and dates are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, January 6th and 7th and January 13th and 14th.
Residents who bring their trees to the drop-off sites will receive free tree seedlings and energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, while supplies last, courtesy of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.
Trees left at curbs or in alleys and streets cannot be collected. Under Los Angeles Municipal Code 57.21.06, it is illegal to leave trees at the curb or on the street due to extreme fire hazard.
Information, 311 or (800) 773-2489.
MARINA DEL REY/LOS ANGELES COUNTY — In county areas, including unincorporated Marina del Rey, Christmas trees can be placed at the curbside next to recycling and waste containers on scheduled trash collection days.
Note that the unincorporated county area does not include all areas with a 90292 zip code. The Marina Peninsula, the Oxford Triangle and areas east of Lincoln Boulevard are in the City of Los Angeles and should follow the directions for the city, above.
Residents of the unincorporated county Marina del Rey area should remove all ornaments, tinsel, lights, nails, plastic containers and plastic or metal stands from the trees.
County Marina del Rey residents should contact the private waste haulers that service their homes and buildings for tree collection days.
SANTA MONICA — The City of Santa Monica Christmas tree recycling program continues through the end of January.
Trees may be brought free of charge to the City of Santa Monica Transfer Station, 2401 Delaware Ave., Santa Monica, between 6 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
Trees can also be dropped off at the following Santa Monica city parks:
– Clover Park, 2600 Ocean Park Blvd., 25th Street and Ocean Park;
– Douglas Park, 2439 Wilshire Blvd., Chelsea Avenue and Wilshire Boulevard;
– Christine Emerson Reed Park, 1133 Seventh St., Lincoln Boulevard and California Avenue; and
– Los Amigos Park, 500 Hollister Ave., Fifth Street and Hollister Avenue.
Information, (310) 458-2223.