Remember to recycle your Christmas Tree

Residents throughout Los Angeles County can conveniently recycle their Christmas trees through January 16, 2012. All you need to do is place the tree at curbside on your regular trash collection day. Residents living in incorporated cities within the County can drop off their trees at designated collections sites or at curbside depending on the services the city provides.

Please remember to remove all ornaments, including tinsel, decorations, and metal and plastic tree stands beforehand. The trees collected by residential waste haulers will be recycled into compost, mulch, or ground cover. To view more information on the County’s Christmas tree recycling program, locate tree collection sites, and to see city-specific Christmas tree recycling guidelines, go to www.cleanla.com or call 1(888) CLEANLA between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday.