Holiday Trash Collection Schedule and Christmas Tree Recycling

Since Christmas Day and New Year’s Day are both on Sunday this holiday season, the City of Los Angeles (and many other institutions) will be taking the next day – Monday – as the holiday. So City of Los Angeles trash collection will be delayed by one day both of the next two weeks. For example, if your trash collection day is normally Thursday it will be Friday and if it’s normally Friday, it will be on Saturday.  This is the schedule  ext week and the week after. (And this will happen next year, too.)  See their website for all City of L.A. trash collection holidays.

recycle-trees-cnt014941L.A. Sanitation will also have curbside collection and recycling for Christmas trees. If your Christmas tree is too big to cut and place inside the green waste bin, simply place the tree next to your green waste bin on collection day. Be sure to prepare the tree for collection.

Other drop-off locations are available as well. For more details see the City’s Christmas Tree Recycling page.

Recycling of other holiday items:
Flattened wrapping paper, cards, and cardboard boxes can all go in the Blue recycling bin. Bows, ribbons, tinsel, and other plastic decorations CANNOT be recycled. They go in the Black bin. Natural wreaths and garland can be placed in the Green bin after you’ve removed the decorations.

And remember that electronics, batteries, fluorescent light bulbs and certain other items do not go in the trash bins. These are considered household hazardous waste (HHW) and can be dropped off at special locations.

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