The City of Carlsbad is offering free, curbside pickup as well as drop-off bin locations for Christmas trees through Monday, Jan. 18. The trees will be recycled and converted into mulch that will be used throughout San Diego County.
The tree stand, lights and all other decorations must be removed from the tree prior to recycling. Flocked trees are not recyclable and must be disposed of through regular trash service.
For more information, contact Waste Management at 760-929-9400 or visit http://northcounty.wm.com/christmastree.asp.
Each year, approximately 35 million live Christmas trees are sold in the United States. Recycling the trees helps keep millions of trees out of landfills and returns a renewable resource back to the environment.