Christmas Tree Recycling

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December 26, 2017 to January 11, 2018

(These dates apply only if you are not able to use your green waste recycling container)

Please use your green waste recycling container to recycle your unflocked Christmas tree at any time. Flocked trees CANNOT be recycled. If Flocked, cut the tree in half and place in your black refuse container.

Bare Pine Tree
  • Trees six (6) feet or smaller can be placed directly into your green waste container and will be collected during normal collection times.
  • Trees must be unflocked (no fake snow), less than six feet long (without cutting), and not decorated (no strands, tinsel, or ornaments).
  • 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. A separate truck will collect the trees to use as mulch and landfill cover. 

Non-Torrance Residents, Multifamily Homes,  Businesses, and LA County

For multifamily homes, businesses, and those not serviced by the City of Torrance, please contact your private waste hauler for their recycling program information. The City of LA offers drop-off Christmas Tree Recycling for all LA County Residents. Call (800) 773 - 2589 for the most up-to-date list drop-off locations or questions.

LA COUNTY One-day drop off at Recreation and Park locations
Christmas trees can be dropped off on Sunday, January 7, 2018 at six Recreation and Park locations from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holiday wrapping and packaging materials will not be accepted. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from the tree prior to dropping it off.


Los Angeles Zoo Parking Lot
At Griffith Park, 
Junction of Golden State (5) and Ventura (134) Freeways

Baldwin Hills
Rancho Cienega Recreation Center
5001 Rodeo Road
Balboa Sports Center
17015 Burbank Boulevard
Rancho Park
Cheviot Hills Recreation Center
2551 Motor Avenue
Sunland Park
8651 Foothill Boulevard
Westchester Municipal Building
7166 West Manchester Avenue


LA COUNTY: Fire Stations
The following fire station locations will accept Christmas trees until mid-January. They will not be accepting holiday wrapping and packaging material. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from tree prior to dropping it off. 


1192 E. 51st Street, 90011 – South Los Angeles
(213) 485-6221

11641 Corbin Avenue, 91326 – Porter Ranch
(818) 756-9728
4029 Wilshire Boulevard – 90010 – Hancock Park
(213) 485-6229 
1410 Cypress Avenue, 90065 – Cypress Park 
(213) 485-6264


101811 S. Main Street, 90061 – South Los Angeles
(213) 485-6264



1801 E. Century Boulevard, 90002 – Watts
(213) 485-6265

107 S. Beverly Glen Boulevard, 90024 – Holmby Hills/Bel-Air
(310) 575-8571
9224 Sunland Boulevard, 91352 – Sun Valley
(818) 756-8677
5101 N. Sepulveda Boulevard, 91403 – Sherman Oaks
(818) 756-8606
23004 Roscoe Boulevard, 91304 – West Hills
(818) 756-8606


Mulch Facility

Christmas trees will be accepted for mulching until the end of January. Trees can be dropped off Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Holiday wrapping and packaging materials will not be accepted. Please remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand from the tree prior to dropping it off. Artificial trees and flocked trees cannot be accepted - please place them in your black refuse bin.

1400 N. Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731


Eco-Friendly Tips

For a more eco-friendly, sustainable Christmas tree option, try a living (potted) Christmas tree at "Living Christmas" a non-profit organization. Note that the city does not endorse specific businesses but provides options to the public.

Go to LA County's "Helpful Holiday Hints for Waste Reduction" for tips on holiday waste reduction.


Large Item Pick Up

The large 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 City is all booked for the rest of the year for Large Item pick-ups. Large item pick up requests will resume January 15, 2018. Please call customer service at 855-354-5623 to schedule all large item pick-ups.


Chistmas Tree

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