Christmas Tree Pickup

Christmas trees may be recycled by cutting them into small sections and placing them in the brown yard waste cart. Residents may also take advantage of the free Christmas tree collection program by placing their tree on the ground next to their collection containers on their regular collection day during the 2-week period starting Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2021 through Saturday, Jan. 7, 2022. Trees taller than 6 feet should be cut in half. Flocked trees are not recyclable and must be collected as a bulky item.

Tree disposal options

The following options are available for tree disposal after Saturday, January 7, 2022:

  • Cut your tree into small pieces to fit in your brown yard waste container
  • Schedule a bulky item collection by contacting Republic Services Customer Service at (714) 238-2444

Prepare your tree for recycling

  • Remove all ornaments, tinsel and garland
  • Remove the tree stand
  • Cut tree into 4-foot lengths