Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Los Angeles County is once again providing county residents with the opportunity to recycle their Christmas trees and turn them into compost, mulch or ground cover. Last year, more than 350,000 Christmas trees were recycled, creating 3,500 tons of mulch to reuse in gardens.

From December 26 through January 18, residents in unincorporated areas of the county can conveniently discard their Christmas trees by placing their tree on the curb in front of their house on the same day as their regular trash collection day.

Residents living in incorporated cities within the county can drop off their trees at designated collections sites or curbside depending on the services their city provides.

Trees must be free of decorations, ornaments and tinsels; metal and plastic tree stands must be removed from the tree before it can be left at the curb or taken to a collection site.

To learn more about the county’s Christmas tree recycling program, to locate tree collection sites, or to see city-specific Christmas tree recycling guidelines, please visit or call 1(888) CLEANLA between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.