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Tinsel tinsel everywhere and not a fire hazard in sight. That's the goal of the LAFD. Before your Christmas glow fades into a dead forest of dried pine it's time to think about the responsible disposal of your magical tree.

Make the Los Angeles Fire Department happy and and remove your natural Christmas tree as soon as possible. If you have a green yard waste bin, take off the stand and all the fixins and hack mother nature to bits before placing into the receptacle. On the regularly scheduled pick-up day, your ceremonial carbon dioxide sacrifice will be take to green bin heaven.

For those without said bin, visit any of the 20 drop-off sites in the area. Locations will be accepting trees for one day only -- Sunday, January 2 (9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). Call 3-1-1 for your nearest facility, or visit the official City of Los Angeles tree recycle page for more information.