Christmas Tree Collection & Recycling

Christmas tree collection will occur from January 2 - 16, 2024

Program details: 
  • Trees will be collected on your weekly trash collection day. Note: trash collection will be delayed by 1 day during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's Day. 
  • Trees must be completely bare to be eligible for collection and recycling.
    • Remove all ornaments, lights, tinsel and the tree stand.
    • Do not bag trees in plastic.
    • Trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half.
    • Flocked trees cannot be recycled; therefore they must be placed in the Mixed Waste Cart.
  • On collection day, place your tree on the ground next to your trash containers.

Trees are recycled into renewable natural gas, which is used to fuel CR&R's collection fleet, and nutrient-rich compost that is distributed to residents at our annual Compost Giveaway event.
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To report a missed tree pickup, please contact CR&R at (949) 646-4617, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., or submit an online request.