San Diego launches Christmas tree recycling program
City of San Diego residents can recycle their Christmas trees through Jan. 23 during the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department 39th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program.
This year’s program, available to city residents only, will offer 16 drop-off locations, as well as curbside pickup for those customers with curbside yard waste collection. Area drop-off locations are the Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive, Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Road, Rancho Penasquitos and Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive. Residents may drop off trees during daylight hours only.
Only “clean trees” are accepted. All tree stands, lights, ornaments, tinsel and non-recyclable materials must be removed. Flocked trees (fake snow) are also accepted.
All trees will be recycled into high-quality mulch and compost. City residents can self-load mulch and up to two cubic yards of compost for free at the Miramar Greenery, at Highway 52 and Convoy, throughout the year.
Customers with automated greenery containers must cut up their clean trees to ensure they will fit easily inside their greenery container.
For more information, call 858-694-7000 or visit www.recylingworks.com.
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