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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 121719-2
City of Long Beach Offers Holiday Tree Recycling
Diko Melkonian
Manager, Environmental Services Bureau
Department of Public Works

Residents have several options for free disposal of holiday trees while keeping trees out of the trash. All decorations and stands must be removed and trees over 12 feet tall should be cut in half. Please note that flocked trees will be accepted.

Residents can drop off trees from Dec. 26 through Jan. 10 at one of 12 locations throughout the city. The hours for all locations are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on weekends. The drop off locations are:

  • Bixby Park, 1st Street at Cherry Avenue
  • Cesar E. Chavez Park, Golden Shore at 4th Street
  • CSULB Recycling Center, 5800 Atherton Blvd.
  • El Dorado Park, 2760 N. Studebaker Rd., south parking lot (behind administration building)
  • Environmental Services Bureau, 2929 E. Willow St.
  • Fire Station #14, 5200 Eliot St.
  • Houghton Park, Myrtle Avenue at Harding Street
  • Hudson Park, Hill Street at Webster Avenue
  • North Police Substation, 4891 N. Atlantic Ave. at Del Amo Boulevard (enter on 46th Street)
  • Stearns Park, 23rd Street at Roycroft Avenue
  • Veterans Park, 28th Street at Pine Avenue
  • Wardlow Park, Monlaco Avenue at Rutgers Avenue

Free holiday pick up is available for residents with City refuse and recycling service on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. Trees need to be set out for collection by 7 a.m. that day wherever your recycling is normally collected.

Media inquiries can be directed to Diko Melkonian, Manager, Environmental Services Bureau, Department of Public Works, 562.570.2856,