It's almost time to take down your Christmas tree.
Well, great news. The Los Angeles Department of Public Works announced Monday that Angelenos can request free curbside pickup of their Christmas trees!
The announcement also states that the collected trees will be repurposed into mulch and compost. Los Angeles officials also reported that the L.A. Sanitation and Environment run an annual Christmas tree recycling program, which saves between 90,000 and 100,000 trees from ending up in a landfill every year!
The program is offering free curbside pickup that can be requested by calling the department's 24-hour customer care center at 1-800- 773-2489, or by visiting the MyLA311 website.
According to the announcement, those who choose to properly and safely dispose of their trees should:
- Remove decorations and stand, cut the tree into pieces, and place the pieces in their green yard trimming bins that go out on their weekly trash collection day
- Leave the tree on the curb on their weekly trash collection day
- OR Drop off the tree at one of the locations listed at www.lacitysan.org
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