Holiday Collection Schedule & Christmas Tree Recycling

trash truck lifting trash cartHappy Holidays! Since Christmas and New Year's Day both fall on Sundays this year, there will be no delay or interruption to trash collection service during the two holiday weeks from December 26 to January 6. All collection routes will be running on normal schedules, Monday through Friday. Please place your trash carts out for collection on your regular pickup day.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Christmas trees will be collected and recycled from December 26 to January 6. Trees will be collected on
your regular trash day. Please follow these steps:

  • Remove all tinsel, ornaments, plastic coverings and the tree stand. Tree must be completely bare. 
  • Place your tree next to your trash cart on your regular collection day.
  • If your tree is taller than 6 feet, it must be cut in half. Cut up trees can also be placed into your Organics Recycling Cart for easy recycling. 
  • Flocked trees are not eligible for recycling and must be placed in your Mixed Waste Cart.
Like all organic materials, Christmas trees are recycled into renewable natural gas that is used to fuel CR&R’s collection fleet and nutrient-rich compost that is distributed to customers at our annual Compost Giveaway event.

Office Closures
The District will be closed on Monday, December 26, and Monday, January 2. To request services or report missed pickups, please visit or call CR&R at (949) 646-4617. 

Thank you for being a valued Costa Mesa Sanitary District customer, and we wish you safe and happy holidays!