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Recycle My Christmas Tree

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Recycle your Christmas Tree

Help divert green waste from the landfill by recycling your Christmas tree at the end of the season:  Trees will be picked up for recycling the first two weeks following Christmas through Jan. 10, 2020.

Residents with curbside collection can recycle their Christmas trees by placing the trees in their yard waste bins on their regular pick-up day. Trees must be cut into maximum 4-ft sections and must fit into the green yard waste container. Ornaments, tinsel and tree stands must be removed before being recycled.

Flocked trees cannot be recycled, but will be collected if cut into four-foot sections and placed into the regular trash cart.

Santee residents without curbside collection such as apartment complexes can drop off trees, from Dec. 26th through Jan. 10, 2020 at the Waste Management Recycle Center in El Cajon, located at 925 O’Connor Street, one block south of the West Bradley Avenue and Johnson Avenue intersection. The recycling center will be open 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday, and 7:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday.

For more information, call (619) 258-4100 ext. 127 or email

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