County Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling
Christmas Trees Can Be Dropped Off Between Dec. 28 and Jan. 23
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Residents can drop off Christmas trees at 16 locations around San Diego to be recycled for free between Dec. 28 and Jan. 23.There will also be curbside pickup of Christmas trees for those with curbside yard waste collection, according to the city's Environmental Services Department.According to the Environmental Services Department, green waste, such as yard clippings and other materials, including Christmas trees, make up 20 percent of the material buried in the Miramar Landfill."By recycling their trees, residents help reduce the amount of material in the landfill and give holiday trees a second life as compost, mulch or wood chips," Chris Gonaver, director of the Environmental Services Department.The recycling program, now in its 36th year, helped divert about 1,241 tons of holiday trees from the landfill last year, or the equivalent of about 146,000 individual trees, according to the city.Residents must remove stands, lights, ornaments and other decorations before dropping off Christmas trees for recycling. Trees can be dropped off during daylight hours through Jan. 23 at the following 16 locations: Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive; Encanto, Cielo Drive at Woodman Street; Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Drive; La Jolla, Kate Sessions Memorial Park, Soledad Road and Loring Street; Logan Heights, Memorial Recreation Center, 2902 Marcy Ave.; Miramar Landfill and Greenery, Convoy Street; Mission Bay, SeaWorld Drive at Pacific Highway; Oak Park, Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive; Ocean Beach, Robb Athletic Field Recreation Center, 2525 Bacon St.; Otay Mesa/Nestor, Montgomery Waller Community Park, 3020 Coronado Ave; Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive; Rancho Penasquitos, Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Road; San Diego State University, Parking Lot D, Alvarado Road; Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive; Tierrasanta, De Portola Middle School, 11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd; and University City, Swanson Pool, 3585 Governor Drive.