Los Angeles residents looking to recycle their Christmas trees will have the chance to drop them off at local recreation centers or fire stations Sunday, Jan. 8.

The city Bureau of Sanitation has also expanded curbside collection for Christmas trees. For Christmas trees that are too big to cut and place inside the green waste bin, residents are asked to place the tree next to the green waste bin on collection day.

All ornaments, decorations, tinsels and stands should be removed from the tree prior to collection.

Department of Recreation and Parks facilities and fire stations will accept Christmas trees for one day only, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 8. Some locations will not be open.

There will be no giveaways and the locations will not be accepting holiday wrapping and packaging material. All ornaments, decorations, tinsels, and stands should be removed from the tree.

Locations in the Argonaut coverage area that will be accepting trees for recycling include:

Westchester Municipal Building, 7166 W. Manchester Ave., Westchester; and

Fire Station 63, 1930 Shell Ave., Venice. (310) 575-8563.

Information, www.lacity.org.

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