Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Don't let your Christmas tree go to the landfill this holiday season!
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It only takes one drop of motor oil to contaminate an entire swimming pools worth of water. Motor oil is insoluble, persistent, and contains heavy metals and toxic chemicals. Properly recycled used motor oil can be cleaned and used again, ensuring that it doesn't contaminate local waterways and pollute our environment.
There are more than 200 locations in San Diego County that accept used motor oil and used oil filters from the public for recycling year-round. Motor oil must not be contaminated with water or other liquids such as antifreeze, solvents or gasoline.
To find a location near you, use the recycling search above and complete all fields. You will then see a list of the ten closest locations to you to recycle your used motor oil. Residents that have contaminated motor oil or more than five gallons of clean motor oil can must visit a household hazardous waste collection facility. Use the search bar above to learn more or call 1-877-R1-EARTH.
Recycle Your Christmas Tree
Each year, 25-30 million Christmas trees are sold in the United States, however, once the holidays are over, the equivalent of nearly 62,000 acres worth of trees are sent to our landfills. When green waste ends up in landfills, the anaerobic decomposition process creates methane, a greenhouse gas 25 times more powerful in the harmful effects of global warming than carbon dioxide. Alternative disposal options, like composting, create significantly fewer greenhouse gases.
This holiday season, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD), County of San Diego and City of San Diego have joined together to encourage residents to give their Christmas tree a second life through recycling. Throwing away Christmas trees needlessly wastes a natural resource and occupies limited space in San Diego’s crowded landfills. Remember to remove ornaments, garland, tinsel, lights, nails and tree stands (metal or plastic) before recycling.