Christmas is over and the new year has begun. That means it's time to put those holiday decorations back in their boxes and stow them until next season. But what to do with that tree? The City of San Diego Environmental Services Department is hosting its Annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program through January 23. San Diego city residents can drop their tree off at one of sixteen locations:

  • Carmel Valley - Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive, lower parking lot
  • Encanto - Cielo Drive at Woodman Street
  • Golden Hill - Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Drive
  • La Jolla - Kate Sessions Memorial Park, Soledad Road and Loring Street
  • Logan Heights - Memorial Recreation Center, 2902 Marcy Avenue
  • Miramar - The Greenery at the Miramar Landfill, Convoy Street north of Highway 52
  • Mission Bay - Sea World Drive at Pacific Highway
  • Oak Park - Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive, in Gloria's Mesa parking lot
  • Ocean Beach - Robb Athletic Field Recreation Center, 2525 Bacon Street
  • Otay Mesa/Nestor - Montgomery Waller Community Park (lower-west parking lot)
  • Rancho Bernardo - Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 W. Bernardo Drive
  • Rancho Penasquitos - Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Road
  • San Diego State University - Parking Lot 17C off Alvarado Road
  • Scripps Ranch - Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive
  • Tierrasanta - De Portola Middle School, 11010 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard
  • University City - Swanson Pool, 3585 Governor Drive

Make sure to remove all decorations, including tinsel, ornatments, and lights. 

If you've got yard waste curbside collection you can just put your tree out with the trash. I Love a Clean San Diego has a list of locations for San Diego County Christmas tree recycling drop-off spots.