With the holiday season coming to a close, the City of Long Beach is encouraging residents to recycle their Christmas trees for free at one of the city's multiple drop off points.
Termed "tree-cycling," the city has set up 12 locations where residents can drop off their Christmas trees for recycling between Dec. 26 and Jan. 12.
In addition, for those who utilize the city's refuse service, holiday trees will be picked up curbside before 7 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 12. All trees picked up by the refuse service will also be recycled.
For those wishing to recycle their trees, the city requires that all decorations and stands be removed from the tree first. Trees measuring over 12 feet tall must be cut in half for curbside collection.
Christmas Tree Drop Off Locations (Dec. 26 - Jan. 12):
- Cesar E. Chavez Park (Golden Shore St. at 4th St.)
- Bixby Park (1st St. at Cherry Ave.)
- Fire Station #14 (5200 Eliot St. at Colorado Ave.)
- CSULB Recycling Center (5800 Atherton Blvd., East of Bellflower Blvd.)
- Stearns Park (Corner of 23rd St. and Roycroft Ave.)
- El Dorado Park (2760 N. Studebaker Rd., South parking lot, behind administration building.)
- City Operations Center (Environmental Services Bureau, Veterans Park 2929 E. Willow St.)
- Wardlow Park (Monlaco Rd. at Rutgers Ave.)
- Veterans Park (28th St. at Pine Ave.)
- Hudson Park (Hill St. at Webster Ave.)
- North Police Substation (4891 N. Atlantic Ave. at Del Amo Blvd., enter on 46th St.)
- Houghton Park (Myrtle Ave. at Harding St.)
For a full map of drop off locations, see the map attached to this article.