Join the 93% of Americans who will recycle their Holiday trees this year. The City of Pico Rivera is once again partnering with the County Sanitation District of Los Angeles and NASA Services to recycle natural Holiday trees. Since natural Holiday trees are biodegradable; they can easily be chipped into mulch, which helps protect plant roots, inhibit weed growth, and retain moisture, thus reducing water usage.

To recycle your Holiday tree, follow these three simple steps:

» Remove all the ornaments, tinsel, non-wood tree stands and lights from  your tree
» Do NOT put your tree in a tree bag
» Leave the tree on the curb just like you would your regular green waste recycling bins

Holiday trees can be placed at the curb starting as early as Dec. 27, and collections will run through Jan. 14.

The Holiday season can also create extra trash. To prevent overflowing trash cans, please participate in the City’s blue bin recycling program. Cardboard packaging, Holiday boxes, wrapping paper, and Holiday cards can all be recycled.

Place these items in your blue bin along with other recyclables such as milk jugs, detergent containers, beverage containers, newspaper, magazines, junk mail, and tin cans. Please place only clean, dry items in your recycle bin.

For more information on Holiday tree recycling or Blue Bin Recycling program, call NASA Services at 1.888.888.0388.

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