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

L.A. officials offer ways of getting rid of Christmas trees
Employee Richard Flores tends to the trees at Mr. Snowman Christmas Trees in Glendale on Dec. 10. Buying a Christmas tree is easy, but what do you do with it once Christmas is over? (Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

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

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 Park
8651 Foothill Blvd.

Westchester Municipal Building
7166 West Manchester Ave.

Fire Station No. 71
107 S. Beverly Glen Blvd.

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.

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.

Fire Station No. 65
1801 E. Century Blvd.

West Hills
Fire Station No. 106
23004 Roscoe Blvd.

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