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Don't Forget That We Recycle Our Christmas Trees

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Throwing your Christmas Tree on the curb is not so good. The mayor wants to plant a million trees, not haul a million to the landfills.

Everyone must do their part if we are going to reach our goal of becoming the greenest big city in America,” Mayor Villaraigosa said. “We can begin to move away from land-filling by moving aggressively towards reducing, reusing and recycling and we can start this holiday season by recycling our Christmas tree. Think of it as your holiday present to Mother Nature.

Find a location and drop it off. The Recycling Program began in 1992 and on average recycles 75,000 trees each year that would otherwise end up in our landfills. The trees are combined with the rest of the City’s green waste to become mulch and compost which is used by City staff for landscaping and by residents for gardening.

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