Can I Recycle ... ?
Each week we explain the recycling potential for an item that might be confusing. Because policies and recommendations can vary from city to city, each week we ask a sampling of officials from different municipalities to weigh in.
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Palm fronds( Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times )
Palm fronds trimmed from trees at L.A. homes and on private property can be recycled in L.A.'s green waste bin.
The seeds from the palm head (the fleshy rind and hard kernel) are not recyclable in the green bin; they are trash and should be placed in the black bin. The city's mulching equipment is not able to grind the seeds adequately to prevent them from germinating and growing into new palm trees.
Burbank: Yes, in the green bin
L.A.: Yes, in the green bin
Riverside: Yes, in the green bin
Santa Ana: No
Santa Monica: No
Unincorporated L.A.: No