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Councilmember O’Farrell, Department Leaders Announce Details of City’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program
Councilmember O’Farrell, Department Leaders Announce Details of City’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program Image

Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tempore Mitch O’Farrell, along with leaders from the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) and LA Sanitation and Environment (LASAN), announced the City’s Christmas Tree Recycling Program, including useful tips on how Angelenos can properly dispose of and recycle their Christmas Trees following the holiday season.


“Angelenos can celebrate the holidays and, when the season is over, are encouraged to recycle their Christmas Trees in a way that is friendlier to the environment,” said Councilmember O’Farrell, the chair of the Council’s committee on Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and Los Angeles River.

LASAN recycles Christmas trees to produce compost and mulch that is available to residents for free. Angelenos are able to recycle their Christmas Trees in multiple ways:

  1. chopping it into smaller pieces so it fits completely into their green LASAN bin;
  2. if it is unable to be chopped, leaving the tree directly on the curb for pickup and/or scheduling a bulky item pickup through MYLA311 or 1-800-773-2489; or
  3. delivering it to one of the designated LAFD stations participating in the program: Fire Stations 3, 21, 28, 29, 36, 44, 64, 65, 77, 81, 88, 94, and 106.

Residents of multifamily buildings are requested to place their Christmas Trees curbside on the collection day in their neighborhood. Whether residents are serviced by LASAN or a recycLA service provider, Christmas Trees will be collected on the neighborhood’s scheduled collection day. Prior to collection, residents should remove all decorations, tinsel and stand from the tree. Flocked trees and artificial trees cannot be recycled, and should be placed in residents’ regular black containers.

“Our Christmas Tree Recycling is one of our most successful and important environmental programs each year,” said Board of Public Works President Greg Good. “Angelenos do a great job in properly recycling their trees and we appreciate their support. It’s a win-win as the trees are kept out of landfills and are reused as mulch and compost that is available free to residents.”


Los Angeles City Council President Pro Tempore Mitch O’Farrell represents the 13th Council District. The chair of the Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice, and Los Angeles River committee, he is an environmental champion leading the City to a future powered by 100% carbon-free energy by 2035. More information can be found at http://CD13.com.

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