L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees

In L.A., crews will collect Christmas trees from the curb on trash day -- if it's next to the green bin

Los Angeles residents looking to discard their Christmas trees will have several options for making sure they are collected by city sanitation crews, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday.

Angelenos who have city trash pickup may cut up the trees and put the assorted parts into the green bin. City crews also will collect trees that are on the curb next to the green bin on the regularly scheduled trash day.

"Getting rid of a Christmas tree can be a hassle, and dried-out trees are a fire danger, so we want to make it easy and free for Angelenos to dispose of them," Garcetti said in a statement.

For those who do not have green bins, the city will set up tree dropoff centers for one day --  Jan. 4 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. -- in neighborhoods stretching from Watts to West Hills. Dropoffs may be made at the following locations:

Baldwin Hills
Rancho Cienega Recreation Center
5001 Rodeo Road

Encino
Balboa Sports Center
17015 Burbank Blvd.

Los Angeles Zoo parking lot
Junction of 5 and 134 freeways

Rancho Park
Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2551 Motor Ave.

Sunland/Tujunga
Sunland Park
8651 Foothill Blvd.

Westchester
Westchester Municipal Building
7166 West Manchester Ave.

Bel-Air
Fire Station No. 71
107 S. Beverly Glen Blvd.

Crenshaw
Fire Station No. 94
4470 Coliseum St.

Cypress Park
Fire Station No. 44
1410 Cypress Ave.

Hancock Park
Fire Station No. 29
4029 W. Wilshire Blvd.

Hollywood
Fire Station No. 82
5769 Hollywood Blvd.

Franklin Canyon
Fire Station No. 108
12520 Mulholland Dr.

Porter Ranch
Fire Station No. 28
11641 Corbin Ave.

Sherman Oaks
Fire Station No. 88
5101 N. Sepulveda Blvd.

South Los Angeles
Fire Station No. 21
1192 E. 51st St.

South Los Angeles
Fire Station No. 64
10811 S. Main St.

Sun Valley
Fire Station No. 77
9224 Sunland Blvd.

Watts
Fire Station No. 65
1801 E. Century Blvd.

West Hills
Fire Station No. 106
23004 Roscoe Blvd.

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