Christmas Tree Pickup

Christmas trees may be recycled by cutting them into small sections and placing them in the brown yard waste cart. Residents may also take advantage of the free Christmas tree collection program by placing their tree on the ground next to their collection containers on their regular collection day during the 2-week period starting Monday, Dec. 28, 2020 through Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Trees taller than 6 feet should be cut in half. Flocked trees are not recyclable and must be collected as a bulky item.


Tree disposal options


The following options are available for tree disposal after Friday, January 8, 2021:
  • Christmas trees will be accepted at no charge at Republic Services Regional Recycling Complex located at 1131 N Blue Gum St. in Anaheim, through January 31, 2021
  • Cut your tree into small pieces to fit in your brown yard waste container
  • Schedule a bulky item collection by contacting Republic Services Customer Service at (714) 238-2444

Prepare your tree for recycling


  • Remove all ornaments, tinsel and garland
  • Remove the tree stand
  • Cut tree into 4-foot lengths