Nearly 2 Dozen LA Parks, Fire Stations Accepting Christmas Trees

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A discarded Christmas tree. (Credit: julio.garciah/flickr via Creative Commons)

Angelenos looking to get rid of their Christmas trees could drop it off at 19 different Los Angeles parks and fire stations that planned to accept them Sunday morning and afternoon, according to the Bureau of Sanitation.

Anyone dropping off trees was asked to remove all ornaments, decorations, tinsel and the stand.

The following locations were scheduled to accept trees between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (click the links to view a map of the location)

  1. Griffith Park: L.A. Zoo parking lot
  2. Baldwin Hills: Rancho Cienega Recreation Center at 5001 Rodeo Rd.
  3. Encino: Balboa Sports Center at 17015 Burbank Blvd.
  4. Rancho Park: Cheviot Hills Recreation Center at 2551 Motor Ave.
  5. Sunland: Sunland Park at 8651 Foothill Blvd.
  6. Westchester: Westchester Municipal Building at 7166 West Manchester Ave.
  7. Fire Station #21: 1192 E. 51st St. South Los Angeles; 213-485-6221
  8. Fire Station #28: 11641 Corbin Ave. Porter Ranch; 818-756-9728
  9. Fire Station #29: 4029 W. Wilshire Blvd. Hancock Park; 213-485-6229
  10. Fire Station #44: 1410 Cypress Ave., Cypress Park; 213-485-6244
  11. Fire Station #64: 10811 S. Main St. South Los Angeles 213-485-6264
  12. Fire Station #65: 1801 E. Century Blvd. Watts; 213-485-6265
  13. Fire Station #71: 107 S. Beverly Glen Blvd. Holmby Hills/Bel-Air; 310-575-8571
  14. Fire Station #77: 9224 Sunland Bl., Sun Valley; 818-756-8677
  15. Fire Station #82: 5769 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood; 213-485-6282
  16. Fire Station #88: 5101 N. Sepulveda Blvd. Sherman Oaks; 818-756-8688
  17. Fire Station #94: 4470 Coliseum St. Crenshaw District; 213-485-6294
  18. Fire Station #106: 23004 Roscoe Blvd. West Hills; 818-756-8606
  19. Fire Station #108: 12520 Mulholland Dr. Franklin Canyon; 818-756-8608

Anyone who wished to dispose of their tree without visiting one of the listed drop-off locations was asked to remove all ornaments, tinsel and the stand, then cut the tree and place it into a green trash bin and leave the bin outside for their areas regularly scheduled pick up.

If anyone was unable to cut the tree, they were asked to set it curbside on collection day.

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