PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

12/22/2020
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 122220-2
Subject:
City of Long Beach Announces Annual Holiday Treecycling Program
Contact:
Diko Melkonian
Deputy Director/Bureau Manager
Public Works Department
562.570.2856
Diko.Melkonian@longbeach.gov




Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Public Works Department announced today its annual Holiday Tree Recycling Program, known as Treecycling. The annual program provides residents with convenient drop-off locations for disposal of live holiday trees, free of charge. A total of 12 drop-off locations will be available citywide from Dec. 26, 2020 through Jan. 8, 2021. 

The Treecycling program collects holiday trees and sends them to a chipping facility where they are turned into landscaping mulch or to a biomass conversion facility for energy generation. Annually, the City collects approximately 200 tons of holiday trees, which is equal to 10,000 to 15,000 trees. Proper disposal of holiday trees through the Treecycling program prevents fire hazards and blight by reducing illegally dumped trees in alleys and public right-of-ways.

Residents can drop off their holiday trees at one of the 12 convenient locations throughout the City. Anyone dropping off a tree must wear a face covering over their nose and mouth to help protect against the spread of COVID-19.

The following drop-off locations will operate Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.:

  • Houghton Park (Myrtle Avenue at Harding Street)
  • North Police Substation (4891 N. Atlantic Ave.; at Del Amo Boulevard, enter on 46th Street)
  • Veterans Park (28th Street at Pine Avenue)
  • Wardlow Park (Monlaco Road at Rutgers Avenue)
  • El Dorado Park (2760 N. Studebaker Rd.; South parking lot, behind Administration Building)
  • Hudson Park (Hill Street at Webster Avenue)
  • Long Beach Environmental Services Bureau Offices (2929 E. Willow St.)
  • Stearns Park (23rd Street at Roycroft Avenue)
  • Orizaba Park (Orizaba Avenue at 14th Street)
  • Cesar E. Chavez Park (Golden Shore Street at 4th Street)
  • Bixby Park (1st Street at Cherry Avenue)
  • Fire Station 14 (5200 E. Eliot St.)

All tree decorations and stands must be removed, and trees over 12 feet tall should be cut in half. No artificial trees or trees generated from businesses are allowed at Treecycling drop-off locations.

For residents with City refuse collection service unable to drop off their holiday tree, the citywide Treecycling pick-up day will occur on Saturday, Jan. 9. City refuse customers may place their tree where recycling is normally collected by 7 a.m. 

For more information on the Treecycling program, visit longbeach.gov/lbrecycles.

About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 171 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.

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About Public Works
The Long Beach Public Works Department strives to operate, preserve, and enhance the City's physical infrastructure and transportation systems, as well as preserve the upkeep of the cityscape with a robust refuse and recycling service that serves more than 120,000 residential and commercial customers. The Department provides a variety of community services including the repair, rehabilitation and general upkeep of City streets, trees, sidewalks, and City structures. Public Works also provides emergency support services throughout the City. Visit us at http://www.longbeach.gov/pw/, like us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

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