The City of Santa Clarita is offering free curbside Christmas tree recycling until January 8, 2011 for all single-family and multi-family residents. Single-family residents should place their trees at the curb on their regular trash collection day and multi-family residents should contact their building manager to see if there is a designated area for the trees. All recycled trees are used as soil amendment, compost, or bagged for mulch.
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Santa Clarita residents who wish to recycle their trees through the curbside recycling program must remove all non-recyclable materials such as tinsel, ornaments, lights, and tree stands before placing trees at the curb next to their regular trash bins or they can cut their trees into smaller sections and place them in their green waste containers. Undecorated, unwrapped trees will be collected on your regularly scheduled trash pickup day.
“Christmas trees, holiday gift wrapping, and decorating can create extra trash, so it’s important to remember to reduce, reuse, and recycle whenever possible,” said Mayor Marsha McLean.
Additionally, residents may drop off their Christmas trees at the Waste Management yard at no cost. Before depositing trees, all tree stands, lights, ornaments and other tree decorations must be removed.
The Waste Management yard is open Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and is located at 25772 Springbrook Road. For more information call the City’s Environmental Services Division at (661) 286-4098.