Del Mar and Solana Beach locations available to recycle holiday trees

This holiday season, the County of San Diego and I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) remind residents to recycle their holiday trees and foliage. Trees and yard trimmings are easily recyclable into mulch and compost. Finding out how to recycle holiday trees is quick and convenient when you visit the County’s Recycling and Household Hazardous Waste database at or call 1-877-R-1-EARTH (1-877-713-2784). While you are there, learn how and where to recycle your tree as well as hundreds of other items.

Most waste haulers offer special holiday tree recycling programs to pick up trees with yard waste on regular collection days. In addition to curbside pick-up, tree drop-off sites are located in the communities of Bonsall, Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Escondido, Fallbrook, Imperial Beach, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Ramona, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Valley Center, Vista and several communities in the City of San Diego. A complete list of tree recycling locations is available at See the Del Mar and Solana Beach locations below:

Del Mar: Service Company — Waste Management

Curbside: Holiday trees are collected curbside for the first two weeks following Christmas on the regular collection day. Trees taller than six feet must be cut in half. Please remove all decoration including tinsel, lights, ornaments and tree stands. Place the tree at the curb. Flocked trees cannot be recycled, so they will be collected with regular trash. A tree drop off location will also be provided at the city’s public works yard the first three weeks following the holiday.

Drop-off information: The first three weeks following the holiday at the City Public Works Yard — 2240 Jimmy Durante Boulevard.

Solana Beach: Service Company — Waste Management (residential curbside)

Curbside — Dec. 26-Jan. 10, 2014

City Hall Parking Lot - 635 South Highway 101; La Colonia Community Center - 715 Valley Avenue.

I Love A Clean San Diego operates San Diego County’s official recycling website and call center which refers thousands of residents to the proper facilities to recycle or dispose of just about anything. From broken surfboards to wine corks, batteries to cooking oil, WasteFreeSD makes recycling quick and convenient. San Diego County residents can go to: or call 1-877-R-1-EARTH to learn how to recycle their holiday trees as well as hundreds of other items.