Don't heave that Christmas tree just yet
The City of San Diego Environmental Services Department and I Love A Clean San Diego want your Christmas tree this holiday season. That's, of course, after you've finished taking off the ornaments and the tree stand.
City residents are asked to recycle their Christmas trees at one of 27 drop-off locations throughout San Diego from December 26 through January 16. Recycling helps the City divert waste from the Miramar Landfill.
Trees will only be accepted at the drop-off sites during daylight hours, and must be free of ornaments, tree stands and nails. Trees decorated with fake snow cannot be recycled and must be disposed of as trash.
Site information is available by calling the Recycling Hotline" at (619) 467-0903 or (800) 237-2583. Residents are encouraged to check listings since locations may have been added or dropped, or changed from last year.
Residents can enjoy the trees even after they are recycled. The aromatic "mulch" that remains after the trees are "chipped" is useful for landscaping. The mulch serves as a pine-scented ground cover that reduces soil erosion and deters weed growth. It is available free at the Miramar Landfill by calling 573-1420.
Residents with curbside greenery recycling are also welcome to recycle their trees through the curbside program. Residents must cut their trees into sections no longer than 4-feet each and place them at the curb with their regular greenery recycling.
Christmas Tree Recycling
December 26, 1997 - January 16, 1998
For more information call (619) 467-0903