Though it has been seven years since the last fatal fire involving a Christmas Tree in Los Angeles... the clock is ticking!
The LAFD encourages you to remove and recycle your natural Christmas Tree as soon as possible. In Los Angeles, convenient service is available with your weekly rubbish collection, or at special drop-off locations.
For those living in Los Angeles...
Recycle at Home: Use Your Green Bin
Residents with green yard trimming bins are encouraged to recycle their Christmas Trees by following 3 easy steps:
- REMOVE ornaments, decorations, tinsel and stand;
- CUT the tree in pieces to fit into the green bin; and
- PLACE the tree pieces in the green bin for regular pick-up on collection day.
No Green Bin or Curbside Collection?: Bring Your Tree to a Drop-off Site!
Residents without green bins can use one of 21 drop-off sites accepting trees only one day: Sunday, January 5, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
For a City of Los Angeles drop-off site near you, call 3-1-1 or visit:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department