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3 Ways to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in the City of L.A.

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Christmas has come and gone, and your tree is probably on its way to becoming a fire hazard. So when you're ready to ditch your spruced up spruce or festive fir and you live in the City of Los Angeles, know that there are three ways to recycle that Christmas tree.

The three ways to recycle a Christmas tree are:
1. Cut your tree into pieces small enough to place in city-issued green recycling bins
2. Leave your tree next to the recycling bins on trash-collection day
3. Bring your tree to one of 21 citywide drop-off sites at participating fire department and recreation sites.

One drop-off site is the L.A. Zoo, according to City News Service, where they will be holding a tree recycling event January 8, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Trees recycled in the City of Los Angeles become mulch and compost used all around town. About 100,000 such trees are recycled each holiday season. Pitch yours in this year!