Several landfills throughout Riverside County will accept Christmas trees for recycling beginning on Dec. 26.
Before a tree can be disposed of, all decorations, tinsel, lights and tree stands must be removed, according to the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources.
“The Department encourages residents to recycle Christmas trees and save valuable landfill space,” Waste Resources officials said.
Flocked trees — those sprayed with adhesive and cellulose fibers to simulate snow — cannot be recycled and need to be cut up and disposed of in a regular trash container.
The following landfills will accept up to three Christmas trees through Jan.5, though a fee will be charged:
— Blythe Landfill, 1000 Midland Rd., Blythe;
— Oasis Landfill, 84505 84th Ave., Oasis;
— El Sobrante Landfill, 10910 Dawson Canyon Rd., Corona;
Up to three trees can also be dropped off for free at the following green waste recyclers:
— A. Lua Wood Recycling, 18938 Mermack Ave., Lake Elsinore;
— Badlands Landfill, 31125 Ironwood Ave., Moreno Valley;
— B.P. John Recycling, 28700 Matthews Rd., Romoland;
— Burrtec Recycle Center, 41800 Corporate Way, Palm Desert;
— Burrtec/Robert A. Nelson Transfer Station, 17041 Agua Mansa Rd., Riverside;
— Lamb Canyon Landfill, 16411 Lamb Canyon Rd., Beaumont.
Most county trash haulers will also pick up Christmas trees for two weeks after Christmas.
Trees should be placed inside or next to the green waste container, and trees over four feet should be cut in half, according to Waste Resources officials.
For specific information, contact your designated trash service hauler.
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