Place your Christmas tree on the curb, the City of LA picks it up

Keep your community beautiful - recycle that Christmas tree. It's easy - please tell your neighbors how easy.

You can place the tree on the curb and it will be picked up with the regular trash! Ain't that great.

Call the City of Los Angeles Christmas Tree Recycling Hotline: (800) 5-TREE-56 for information about recycling in your neighborhood.

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

The City of LA Bureau of Sanitation has CURBSIDE collection for Christmas trees. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place it inside the green waste bin, simply place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day.

Using your green bin to recycle Christmas tree?

  1. REMOVE all ornaments, decorations, tinsels, and stand from the tree
  2. CUT tree in pieces to fit into the green bin, and
  3. PLACE the tree pieces inside the green bin for regular pick-up on collection day. Collected Christmas trees will be recycled into compost and mulch.
Multi-Family Residential Recycling
Program Participation (MFRRP)

Residents of multifamily buildings are requested to place their Christmas trees at the curbside on the day of collection by the Bureau of Sanitation. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsels, and stand from tree.

Visit the City website at for collection day information

Recreation and Park locations
and participating Fire Stations

Recreation & Park and Fire Station locations will accept Christmas trees for ONE DAY ONLY (see date and time below). Some locations will not be open. Check the listing on this page. There will be NO giveaways and we will NOT be accepting holiday wrapping and packaging material at sites. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsels, and stand from tree.

Drop-off Date and Time

Sunday, January 6, 2013        9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Griffith Park
At Griffith Park, Junction Of
Golden State (5) & Ventura (134) Frwys
LA Zoo parking lot

Rancho Cienega Recreation Center
5001 Rodeo Road

Balboa Sports Center
17015 Burbank Boulevard

Harbor Regional Park
25820 Vermont Avenue

Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2551 Motor Avenue

Sunland Park
8651 Foothill Boulevard

Westchester Municipal Building
7166 West Manchester Avenue
1192 E. 51st Street, 90011-Avalon
(213) 485-6221

11641 Corbin Ave., 91326-Northridge
(818) 756-9728

4029 W. Wilshire Bl., 90010-Los Angeles
(213) 485-6229

1410 Cypress Ave., 90065-Cypress Park
(213) 485-6244

1930 Shell Ave., 90291-Venice
(310) 575-8563

10811 S. Main Street, 90061-South Los Angeles
(213) 485-6264

1801 E. Century Bl., 90002-Watts
(213) 485-6265

107 S. Beverly Glen Bl., 90024-Los Angeles
(310) 575-8571

9224 Sunland Bl., 91352- Sun Valley
(818) 756-8677

1800 N. Bronson Ave., 90028-Hollywood (Northeast)
(213) 485-6282

5101 N. Sepulveda Bl., 91403-Sherman Oaks
(818) 756-8688

4470 Coliseum St., 90016-Crenshaw District
(213) 485-6294

23004 Roscoe Bl., 91304-West Hills
(818) 756-8606

12520 Mulholland Dr, LA CA 90210
(818) 756-8608

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Comment by University Park Family on January 16, 2013 at 3:05pm

Thanks Jacqueline! I was getting asked if it was too late - I guess not.

Comment by Jacqueline Hamilton on January 16, 2013 at 2:50pm

The city is about a week behind in collecting trees.  According to the folks at 311 and the Bureau of Sanitation, they didn't have enough trucks to travel all of the streets with trash day on any given day during the past few  weekends, which were peak for households putting out their trees.  They are catching up now, and hope to have collected all trees by the current week's pick-up day.  REMEMBER that they will NOT pick up FLOCKED trees.   Those have to be put into the regular trash bin.  

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