Recycle your Christmas tree in San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Resources are available for the people of San Diegan to properly dispose of their Christmas trees towards the end of the holiday season.

Both San Diego County and the City of San Diego have curb drop or pickup options so the trees can be recycled.

While most of the resources listed are self-explanatory, some will require a call to garbage collection service providers.

City of San Diego drop-off locations (12/26/21-23, more information on https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/events/christmas):

  • Carmel Valley – Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive (lower parking lot)
  • Encanto – Cielo Walk to Woodman Street
  • Golden Hill – Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Drive
  • Logan Heights – Memorial Recreation Center, 2902 Marcy Ave.
  • Miramar – Miramar Greenery Recycling at Miramar Landfill, 5180 Convoy St. (accepts trees year-round)
  • Mission Bay – SeaWorld Drive to Pacific Highway
  • Mountain View – Ocean View Boulevard at 40th Street (North Side)
  • Oak Park – Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive (Gloria Mesa parking lot)
  • Ocean Beach – Robb Field Recreation Center, 2525 Bacon Street
  • Otay Mesa / Nestor – Montgomery Waller Community Park (lower parking lot, southeast corner of Palm Avenue and Beyer Boulevard)
  • Pacific Beach – Kate Sessions Memorial Park, corner of Mount Soledad Road and Loring Street
  • Rancho Bernardo – Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 West Bernardo Drive
  • Rancho Penasquitos – Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Road
  • San Diego State University – Parking 17 on Alvarado Road
  • Scripps Ranch – Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive
  • Tierrasanta – Tierrasanta Community Park, 11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (swimming pool parking)
  • University City – Standley Community Park (parking lot), 3585 Governor Drive

Departmental drop-off points (dates below, click on this link for specific locations / addresses):

  • Bonsall: 12/27/1/9
  • Carlsbad: 12/27/14/1
  • Coronado: 12/27/1/15
  • Del Mar: 12 / 26-1 / 16
  • El Cajon: 12/27/1/9
  • Escondido: 12 / 27-1 / 9
  • Fallbrook: 12/27/1/9
  • Imperial Beach: 27/12 / -1 / 25
  • La Mesa: 26/12 / 17-17
  • Lemon tree: 12 / 26-1 / 16
  • National city: 12/27/1/15
  • Oceanside: year-round green waste repository
  • Ramona: 12/27/12/31, 1 / 8-1 / 10
  • San Marcos: 12/27/1/9
  • San Pasqual Valley: 12/27/1/10
  • Health: 12/27/17/17
  • Solana beach: 12/27/1/9
  • Valley Center: 12/27/1/9
  • View: 12/27/1/9

Curbside tree pickup will be available on the regular garbage pickup day:

  • Carlsbad: 12/26/1/15
  • Del Mar: 12/30/1/9
  • Escondido: 12 / 24-1 / 7
  • Encinitas: 12/26/1/9; cut trees placed in a green bin or plan collection with EDCO
  • Ocean side: 12/26/1/15
  • Solana beach: 12/26/1/9
  • Poway: 12 / 26-1 / 9
  • Ramona: 12/27/1/7
  • San Marcos: 12/26/1/9
  • View: 27/12/01/14
  • 4S Ranch, Bonsall, Borrego Springs, Fallbrook, Julian, Mt. Laguna, Pala, Palomar Mountain, Pauma Valley, Ranchita, Santa Ysabel, Valley Center, Warner Springs: 12/26/1/9 (Pickup will depend on service provider . Contact Ramona Disposal 760-789-0516; EDCO at 760-744-5615; Republic Services 800-421-9401; Waste Management 760-439-2824)
  • City of San Diego: Curb only available to residents with yard waste collection; call the environmental services department at 858-694-7000
  • Coronado: 12/27/1/7; cut the trees placed in the green bin on the day of collection or call EDCO for a scheduled collection
  • El Cajon: 12/27/14/1
  • La Mesa: 12/27/1/7; cut the trees placed in the green bin on the day of collection or call EDCO for a scheduled collection
  • Lemon tree: 12/26/1/9; cut the trees placed in the green bin on the day of collection or call EDCO for a scheduled pickup at a cost of $ 30
  • Health: 12/27/1/7
  • Alpine, Boulevard, Campo, Crest, Dehesa, Descanso, Dulzura, Guatay, Jacumba, Jamul, Lakeside, Pine Valley, Potrero, Rancho San Diego, Spring Valley: Support will depend on the service provider. Contact EDCO at 760-744-5615; Republic Services 800-421-9401; Waste management 760-439-2824
  • Chula Vista: Call Republic Services at 800-421-9401
  • Imperial Beach: 12/26/1/10; cut the trees placed in the green bin on the day of collection or call EDCO for a scheduled collection
  • National city: 12/27/13; cut the trees placed in the green bin on the day of collection or call EDCO for a scheduled collection
  • Bonita: Pickup will depend on the service provider. Contact EDCO at 760-744-5615; Republic Services 800-421-9401; Waste management 760-439-2824
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