Christmas Tree Recycling – 2021 Drop Off Locations

The holiday season is here! Convenient Christmas tree recycling drop off locations are offered throughout San Diego County and are a great way to help divert your Christmas tree from the landfill following the holiday festivities. Curbside guidance by community can be found here. Still not sure where to take your Christmas tree for recycling after reviewing this list? Visit WasteFreeSD.org for more options or call I Love a Clean San Diego’s hotline for help from a live attendant Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Incorporated County Residents, please call 1-800-237-BLUE

Unincorporated County Residents. please call 1-877-R-1-EARTH

COUNTYWIDE – Drop Off Locations by City

Community

Dates Available

Drop Off Address

Bonsall

December 27, 2021 through January 9, 2022 

River Village – Northwest parking lot
5256 Mission Road
Bonsall, CA 92003

Open 24/7 to the public

Carlsbad

Dec 27th, 2021 – Jan 14th, 2022 

Calaveras Park
2997 Glasgow Dr
Carlsbad, CA 92010

Poinsettia Park
6600 Hidden Valley Rd
Carlsbad, CA 92011

Stagecoach Park
3420 Camino del los Coches
Carlsbad, CA 92008

City of Carlsbad Fire Station I
1275 Carlsbad Village Dr.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Waste Management
5960 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Coronado

December 27, 2021 – January 15, 2022 

Glorietta Bay Park – boat ramp parking lot
1975 Strand Way
Coronado, CA 92118

Parking lot off of Strand Way and Coronado Cays

Parking lot across Fire Station on Grand Caribe Causeway

Drop-off locations are for Christmas Trees ONLY. Christmas trees do not need to be cut down for recycling at drop-off locations.

Del Mar

Dec 26th, 2021 – Jan 16th, 2022 

Del Mar Public Works
2240 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014

El Cajon

Drop-off sites will be available from December 27, 2021 – January 9, 2022

Wells Park
1153 E Madison Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92021

Renette Recreation Center
935 S. Emerald Ave.
El Cajon, CA 92020

Public Works Operations Yard
1050 Vernon Way
El Cajon, CA 92020

Drop-off locations are for Christmas Trees ONLY. Christmas trees do not need to be cut down for recycling at drop-off locations.

Escondido

December 24, 2021 through January 7, 2022

Kit Carson Park – south entrance, first parking lot on the right, across front the adult softball complex
3333 Bear Valley Parkway
Escondido, CA 92025

Jesmond Dene Park – parking lot next to the ball fields
2401 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92026

Open 24/7 to the public

Fallbrook

Dec 27th, 2021 – Jan 9th, 2022 

Fallbrook Transfer Station
550 W Aviation Rd
Falbrook, CA 92028

M-S 7am-4:30pm Christmas tree drop-off

Imperial Beach

December 27th, 2021 -January 25th, 2022 

Imperial Beach Public Works
495 10th St.
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Boys and Girls Club
847 Encina Ave
Imperial Beach, CA 91932

Drop-off locations are for Christmas Trees ONLY. Christmas trees do not need to be cut down for recycling at drop-off locations.

La Mesa

December 26th, 2021 -January 17th, 2021

 

EDCO Station Transfer Station
8184 Commercial Street
La Mesa, CA 91942Hours: Mon -Fri 5:00 am – 1:00 pm, Sat 7:00 am – 4:30 pm, Sun 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Lemon Grove

December 26th, 2021 -January 16th, 2022 

Treganza Heritage Park – formerly Civic Center Park
3200 Main Street
Lemon Grove, 91945

Drop-off locations are for Christmas Trees ONLY. Christmas trees do not need to be cut down for recycling at drop-off locations.

National City

December 27th, 2021 – January 15th, 2022 

Las Palmas Park – Pool Parking Lot
1800 E 22nd St.
National City, CA 91950

Drop-off locations are for Christmas Trees ONLY. Christmas trees do not need to be cut down for recycling at drop-off locations.

Oceanside

Oceanside residents may drop-off green waste year round 

El Corazon Compost Facility
3210 Oceanside Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 92056

7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Saturday
Closed Sunday
https://agriserviceinc.com/

Ramona

December 27th-31st, 2021 and January 8th -10th, 2022 

Ramona High School
1401 Hanson Street, Ramona, 92065

The Village Shopping Center in SD Country Estates
Ramona, CA 92065

8AM-3PM

“No Flocked Trees” Remove all

San Marcos

December 27, 2021 through January 9, 2022 

Senior Center
111 Richmar Ave
San Marcos, CA 92069

Open 24/7 to the public

San Pasqual Valley

December 27th, 2021 – January 10th, 2022 

San Pasqual Valley Soils
16111 Old Milky Way,
Escondido, California 92027

(760) 746-4769
www.spvsoils.com

Hours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday: 7:00 am – 2:30 pm
Sunday: Closed

No flocked or artificial trees accepted.

Santee

December 27th, 2021 – January 7th, 2022 

Waste Management Recycle Center
925 O’Connor Street,
El Cajon, CA 92020

Open 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Friday, and 7:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday.

Solana Beach

December 27, 2021 through January 9, 2022 

La Colonia County Park
715 Valley Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Solana Beach City Hall
635 S. Highway 101
Solana Beach, CA 92075

Open 24/7 to the public

Valley Center

December 27, 2021 through January 9, 2022 

Valley Center Elementary School
Lower parking lot
28751 Cole Grad Road
Valley Center, CA 92082

Open 24/7 to the public

Vista

December 27, 2021 through January 9, 2022 

Public lot on Vale Terrace Drive at Williamston, located across the street from Vista Community
1000 Vale Terrace Drive
Vista, CA 92084

Parking lot on the corner of S. Melrose Drive & Shadowridge Drive
Vista, CA 92081

Open 24/7 to the public

CITY OF SAN DIEGO Drop Off Locations

Community

Dates Available

Drop-off Address

Carmel Valley

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Carmel Valley Recreation Center
3777 Townsgate Dr. (lower parking lot)

Encanto

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Cielo Drive at Woodman Street

Golden Hill

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Golden Hill Recreation Center,
2600 Golf Course Dr.

La Jolla / Pacific Beach

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Kate Sessions Memorial Park, corner of Mt. Soledad Road and Loring Street

Logan Heights

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Memorial Recreation Center
2902 Marcy Ave.

Miramar

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022The Greenery at the Miramar Landfill
5180 Convoy St. (north of state Route 52)

Mission Bay

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Seaworld Drive at Pacific Highway

Mountain View

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Ocean View Blvd. @ 40th St. (north side)

Oak Park

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Chollas Lake
6350 College Grove Drive (in Gloria’s Mesa parking lot)

Ocean Beach

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Robb Field Recreation Center
2525 Bacon St.

Otay Mesa / Nestor

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022
Montgomery Waller Community Park (lower parking lot on the southeast corner of Palm Avenue and Beyer Boulevard)

Rancho Bernardo

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center
18448 W. Bernardo Dr.

Rancho Penasquitos

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Canyonside Recreation Center,
12350 Black Mountain Rd.

San Diego State University

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Parking Lot 17 off of Alvarado Rd.

Scripps Ranch

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Scripps Ranch Recreation Center,
11454 Blue Cypress Dr.

Tierrasanta

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Tierrasanta Community Park (Pool Parking Lot)
11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

University City

Dec 26th 2021 – January 23rd, 2022Standley Community Park (Parking Lot), 3585 Governor Drive

Construction occurring at site, drop off site will remain active during construction hours