Still have your Christmas tree? Recycle it

Don’t trash your tree. The City offers free recycling during daylight hours at 16 drop-off locations through Jan. 23, 2016. Trees can also be picked up curbside for residents with curbside yard waste collection. Last year, approximately 385 tons of Christmas trees were collected during the month-long effort.

“Recycling your Christmas tree is consistent with the City\’s new zero waste plan and extends the life of the Miramar Landfill,” said Darren Greenhalgh, Environmental Services Assistant Director.

At the landfill, the trees are turned into high quality compost, mulch and wood chips. Residents can pick up two cubic yards of this material for free throughout the year.

Commercial loads are not allowed at drop-off locations. Please remove all ornaments, lights and tree stands. For more information call the Recycling Hotline: (858) 694-7000.

Here is a list of drop-off locations:

1. Carmel Valley
Carmel Valley Recreation Center
3777 Townsgate Drive, lower parking lot

2. Encanto
Cielo Dr. @ Woodman St.

3. Golden Hill
Golden Hill Recreation Center
2600 Golf Course Dr.

4. La Jolla
Kate Sessions Park, Soledad Rd.

5. Logan Heights
Memorial Recreation Center,
2902 Marcy Ave.

6. Miramar
Miramar Landfill and Greenery Recycling,
Convoy St. north of Highway 52

7. Mission Bay
Sea World Dr. @ Pacific Highway

8. Oak Park
Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Dr.,
in Gloria’s Mesa parking lot

9. Ocean Beach
Robb Field Recreation Center,
2525 Bacon St.

10. Otay Mesa/Nestor
Montgomery Waller Community Park
(lower parking lot on the south-east
corner of Palm Avenue and Beyer Blvd.)

11. Rancho Bernardo
Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center,
18448 West Bernardo Dr.

12. Rancho Peñasquitos
Canyonside Recreation Center,
12350 Black Mtn. Rd.

13. SDSU
Parking Lot D off Alvarado Rd.

14. Scripps Ranch
Scripps Ranch Recreation Center,
11454 Blue Cypress Dr.

15. Tierrasanta
De Portola Middle School,
11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

16. University City
Swanson Pool, 3585 Governor Dr.