After the giving and unwrapping, candy and cookie consumption, you may be wondering what to do with that Christmas tree?
San Diegans have a number of options. Sixteen to be exact.
The City of San Diego is offering 16 drop-off locations for residents as well as curbside pickup to help recycle that fresh Christmas tree.
Chris Gonaver, director of the Environmental Services Department, suggests residents recycle their “clean trees” to avoid filling up the landfill.
“By recycling trees, residents help reduce the amount of material in the landfill and give holiday trees a second life as compost, mulch or wood chips,” Gonaver said in a county news release.
You can drop off your tree during daylight hours from December 26 to January 23. The free pickup is for residents who already have curbside yard waste collection.
Be sure to take off all ornaments, tinsel, lights and tree stands before dropping off your tree at the locations or leaving it out for the curbside pickup. Flocked trees are also accepted.
Artificial trees will not be accepted.
See the list of residential drop-off site locations below. More information is available by calling Environmental Services Department Customer Service at 858-694-7000.
For those areas outside the City of San Diego, here's a list of programs.