San Diego Christmas Tree Recycling Program 2012

Christmas tree recycle in San Diego

Christmas tree recycle in San Diego

Wondering what to do with your Christmas tree after the holidays? Well you’re in luck because the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department is hosting the 39th Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program. The program starts on December 26, 2012 and runs through January 23, 2013.

Before recycling your Christmas tree please be sure that they are free of ornaments, trash, or tree stands. No artificial trees. Residents only.

Drop-off Locations
Carmel Valley – Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, lower parking lot
Encanto – Cielo Drive at Woodman Street
Golden Hill – 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 Avenue
Miramar – The Greenery at the Miramar Landfill, Convoy Street north of Highway 52
Mission Bay – Sea World Drive at Pacific Highway
Oak Park – Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive, in Gloria’s Mesa parking lot
Ocean Beach – Robb Athletic Field Recreation Center, 2525 Bacon Street
Otay Mesa/Nestor – Montgomery Waller Community Park (lower-west parking lot)
Rancho Bernardo – Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive
Rancho Penasquitos – Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Road
San Diego State University – Parking Lot D off Alvarado Road
Scripps Ranch – Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive
Tierrasanta – De Portola Middle School, 11010 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
University City – Swanson Pool, 3585 Governor Drive

Curbside collection (For residents with yard waste collection only)
Manual container customers using their own bins should place trees on the curb for collection on your regular greenery recycling pickup day. Trees over four feet in length should be cut in half. Automated container customers using the large, green 96-gallon bin provided by the city should cut their trees to fit into the automated container for pickup on collection day.

For more information please visit, the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department.

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