Holiday Tree Recycling

There are 2 ways to Recycle Your Holiday Tree in Long Beach

1 Free Drop-off Locations: December 26, 2013 to January 11, 2014
Recycling your holiday tree is easy. You can drop your tree off at one of 12 locations throughout the City. Mon. – Fri. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. , Sat. – Sun. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
2 Free Pick-up: Saturday, January 11, 2014
If you have City refuse service, put your holiday tree out where your trash is normally collected by 7 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, and it will be recycled.All decorations and stands MUST be removed. Trees over 12’ tall should be cut in half. Flocked trees will be accepted.

Additional Efforts

Green waste from yards and gardens account for 25% of our refuse stream. Learn how to make the most of your green waste at home by composting, vermiposting and grasscycling.  [MORE]

LaCoMAX, an online materials exchange service, helps individuals and organizations in L.A. County find markets for nonhazardous items that might otherwise be discarded.  [MORE]

Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs that are expired and not broken can be recycled at:

    Also accepts long bulbs at Bellflower Blvd. store only
  • Home Depot STORE FINDER
    Does not accept long bulbs at any store

Old phone books can be placed in your recycling cart.

If you're a business with 50 or more phone books, call 986-1249 for free pick-up, or drop them off at a local recycling center.

  • CSULB Recycling Center, 600 Atherton Blvd
  • Long Beach Conservation Corps, 340 Nieto
  • Good Earth Recycling, 2005 Bixby Road

E-waste requires safe disposal. It’s easy and free to bring it to one of L.A. County's E-Waste Roundup Events, a local Long Beach event or permanent collection centers.  [MORE]

Waste Reduction is the best option, before recycling. Discover ways to reduce your waste  [MORE]

Request recycling or refuse carts by filling out our online form. [MORE]


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Winner Nation’s Best Solid Waste Management Program Award