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Here's Where You Can Recycle Your Christmas Tree for FREE!

December 26, 2018

We hope you had the best Christmas with your loved ones! Now that the holiday has come and gone, what are you going to do with your Christmas tree? Well, the 45th annual Christmas tree recycling program is officially underway now through January 23rd, thanks to the City Environmental Services Department. 

The Miramar Landfill Greenery at 5180 Convoy St. off State Route 52 is open 7 days a week and you can drop off your tree there at no charge. 

Related: POLL: When do you take down your Christmas tree?

Here are other locations around the county where you can drop your trees off, just make sure you remove all lights, ornaments, tree stands, and non-recycable items:

Carmel Valley – Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Dr. (lower parking lot)

Encanto – Cielo Drive at Woodman Street

Golden Hill – Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Dr.

La Jolla – Kate Sessions Memorial Park, corner of Mt. Soledad Road and Loring Street

Logan Heights – Memorial Recreation Center, 2902 Marcy Ave.

Miramar – The Greenery at the Miramar Landfill, 5180 Convoy St. (north of state Route 52)

Mission Bay – Seaworld Drive at Pacific Highway

Oak Park – Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive (in Gloria’s Mesa parking lot)

Ocean Beach – Robb Field Recreation Center, 2525 Bacon St.

Otay Mesa/Nestor – Montgomery Waller Community Park (lower parking lot on the southeast corner of
Palm Avenue and Beyer Boulevard)

Rancho Bernardo – Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 W. Bernardo Dr.

Rancho Penasquitos – Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Rd.

San Diego State University – Parking Lot 17C off of Alvarado Rd.

Scripps Ranch – Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Dr.

Tierrasanta – De Portola Middle School, 11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.

University City – Swanson Pool, 3585 Governor Drive