Christmas Tree Recycling
Christmas trees six (6) feet or smaller can be placed directly into
your green waste container and will be collected during normal collection
Curbside pick-up for Christmas trees will be available December 27, 2016, through January 12, 2017 during normal collection times.
must be unflocked (no fake snow), less than six feet long (without cutting),
and undecorated (no strands, tinsel, or ornaments)
To recycle unflocked Christmas trees
curbside, remove all tinsel, ornaments and stands. Trees can be up to six (6)
feet long without needing to be cut. Place the tree at the curb at least four
feet from your collection containers by 7:00 a.m. on your regularly scheduled
collection day between December 27, 2016, and January 12, 2017. A separate
truck will collect the trees to use as mulch and landfill cover.
If Christmas trees are flocked
or put out before or after the recycling collection dates, the trees must be
cut and placed in the regular trash container for collection.
For a more eco-friendly, sustainable
Christmas tree option, try a living (potted) Christmas tree at "Living
non-profit organization. Note that
the city does not endorse specific businesses but provides options to the
Click here to go to LA County's "Helpful Holiday Hints for
Waste Reduction" for tips on holiday waste reduction
For multifamily homes, businesses, and those not serviced by
the City of Torrance, please contact your private waste hauler for their recycling
Large Item Pick Up
item collection program will not be available during the curbside Christmas
tree recycling program. Remember that it takes at least a week to schedule the
large item pick up, so please plan accordingly.
Note: the last day to call to schedule
a large item pick up for 2016 is December 8, 2016, for pick up on Tuesday, December
13, 2016 or Wednesday, December 14, 2016. No large item appointments will
be scheduled for December 20, 2016 through January 17, 2017. Large
item pick up requests will resume January 16, 2017 for pick up the week of January
24, 2017. Please call customer service at 855-354-5623 to schedule all
large item pick-ups.
For more information, call
City of Torrance
Public Works Department