Support for LAist comes from
Made of L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.

This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.


Resolved: That Damn Tree Will Get Recycled!

How to recycle your Christmas Tree in Los Angeles
Photo: foundphotoslj/Flickr
Our June member drive is live: protect this resource!
Right now, we need your help during our short June member drive to keep the local news you read here every day going. This has been a challenging year, but with your help, we can get one step closer to closing our budget gap. Today, put a dollar value on the trustworthy reporting you rely on all year long. We can't hold those in power accountable and uplift voices from the community without your partnership.

It's a Christmas Tree, a Hanukkah Bush, or a Kwanzaa Shrub. Call it what you will, but the bottom line is, it's a chopped down tree you hauled home on the roof of your car sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve and it's now a brittle fire hazard taking up space in the house you resolved on January 1st to "Keep More Clean!" You may have also resolved to "Be More Green!" so let's start with recycling that Christmas Tree.Not much has changed (at least in the realm of tree recycling) since we got on your case told you about recycling your tree last year. The City of LA's Bureau of Sanitation has a webpage all about their Tree Recycling Program, and where you can go TODAY to drop off your tree, and how to prep it.

Can't fit that in to your busy day of exercising, cooking healthy meals, drinking more water, reading more, and seeing more live music (oh, wait, those are some of my resolutions!)? Earlier this week, Green LA Girl shared some options for Treecycling all over town--so there's no excuse for just leaving that sad pile of dried-out branches on the curb (plus, that's like, totally illegal). Recycle that tree, dammit!

Most Read