City of San Diego
Environmental Services Department
43rd Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program
Dec. 26 – Jan. 23
Drop off trees during daylight hours only
Residential Customers ONLY
- NO Ornaments, Lights or Tree Stands
- NO Plastic Bags or Trash
- NO Commercial or Fundraising Trees
Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Drop-off Sites
Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive (lower parking lot)
Cielo Drive at Woodman Street
Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Drive
Kate Sessions Park, Mount Soledad Rd.
Memorial Recreation Center, 2902 Marcy Ave.
Miramar Landfill and Greenery Recycling, Convoy Street (north of state Route 52)
Sea World Drive at Pacific Highway
Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive (Gloria’s Mesa parking lot)
Robb Field Recreation Center, 2525 Bacon St.
Montgomery Waller Community Park (lower parking lot on the southeast corner of Palm Avenue and Beyer Boulevard)
Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 West Bernardo Drive
Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Road
Parking Lot 17C (formerly parking lot D)
Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive
De Portola Middle School, 11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
Swanson Pool, 3585 Governor Drive
Trees and wreaths can also be picked up curbside for those residents with curbside yard waste collection. Trees taller than 4’ should be cut in half. In 2015 close to 1100 tons of trees were recycled which preserved precious space within the Miramar Landfill.
By recycling your tree this extends the life of the tree creating compost, mulch and wood chips. City of San Diego residents can load up to two cubic yards of mulch or compost for free at the Miramar Greenery there are also other options to purchase.
For more information on the Christmas Tree Recycling Program and holiday waste reduction tips, contact the City of San Diego’s Environmental Services Department Recycling Hotline at 858-694-7000 or www.recyclingworks.com