Christmas Tree Recycling Guide 2023- DROP OFF LOCATIONS

The holiday season is here! Dropping off your Christmas tree at a collection site is a great way to help divert your Christmas tree from the landfill following the holiday festivities.

Many communities in San Diego County have options for curbside Christmas tree recycling. Read this article HERE for curbside hauling instructions.

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

Drop Off Locations by City

COUNTYWIDE 

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

Community

Dates Available

Drop Off Address

Bonsall

December 26 2023 – January 5 2024 River Village – Northwest parking lot
5256 Mission Road
Bonsall, CA 92003

Carlsbad

Dec 26 2023 – Jan 14 2024
  • 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 92009
  • City of Carlsbad Fire Station I
    1275 Carlsbad Village Dr.
    Carlsbad, CA 92008
  • Palomar Transfer Station
    5960 El Camino Real
    Carlsbad, CA 92008

Coronado

December 26 2023 – January 14 2024
  • Glorietta Bay Park – boat ramp parking lot
    1975 Strand Way
    Coronado, CA 92118
  • Cays Park- Parking lot off across from Fire Station
    99 Grand Caribe Isle
    Coronado, CA 92118

Del Mar

Dec 26 2023 – Jan 19 2024 Del Mar Public Works
2240 Jimmy Durante Boulevard
Del Mar, CA 92014

El Cajon

December 26 2023 – January 15 2024
  • Wells Park
    1153 E Madison Ave.
    El Cajon, CA 92021
  • 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 26 2023 – January 5 2024
  • 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

Imperial Beach

December 26 2023 -January 27 2024
  • 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 26 2023 – January 14 2024

 

EDCO Station 
8184 Commercial Street
La Mesa, CA 91942
Hours:
Mon -Fri 5:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Sat 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Sun 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Lemon Grove

December 26 2023 – January 14 2024  

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 26 2023 – January 12 2024 Las Palmas Park – Pool Parking Lot
1800 E 22nd St.
National City, CA 91950

Otay Mesa

January 1 2024 – January 31 2024 Otay Mesa Compost Facility
434 Alta Road
San Diego, CA 92154
Mon-Fri: 6:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.To qualify for free drop off, Christmas trees must:• come from personal residences/non-commercial sources.
• be free of ornaments, stands, flocking and netting.
• No artificial trees accepted

Oceanside

January 1 2024 – January 31 2024 El Corazon Compost Facility
3210 Oceanside Blvd.
Oceanside, CA 920567:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Saturday
Closed Sunday

 

To qualify for free drop off, Christmas trees must:

• come from personal residences/non-commercial sources.
• be free of ornaments, stands, flocking and netting.
• No artificial trees accepted

https://agriserviceinc.com

Ramona

Dec 29th 2023 – January 2nd, and Jan 5-8 2024  

Ramona High School
1401 Hanson Street, Ramona, 92065

The Village Shopping Center in SD Country Estates
23658 San Vicente Rd
Ramona, CA 92065

8AM-3PM

No Flocked Trees

San Marcos

December 26 2023 – January 5 2024 Senior Center
111 Richmar Ave
San Marcos, CA 92069

San Pasqual Valley

December 26th, 2023 – January 7th, 2024 San Pasqual Valley Soils
16111 Old Milky Way,
Escondido, California 92027(760) 746-4769
www.spvsoils.comHours of operation:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

No flocked or artificial trees accepted.

Santee

December 26th 2023 – January 9th 2024 Waste Management Recycle Center
925 O’Connor Street,
El Cajon, CA 92020Open 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday, and 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday. 

Republic Customers may also take trees to Sycamore Landfill
8514 Mast Blvd.
Santee, CA 92071
Monday- Friday 8:00 am- 3:00 pm
January 8- 19, 2024

 

Please bring proof of bill (electronic or paper accepted)

Solana Beach

December 26th 2023- January 5, 2024
  • La Colonia County Park
    715 Valley Ave
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
  • Solana Beach City Hall
    635 S. Highway 101
    Solana Beach, CA 92075

Valley Center

December 26 2023 – January 5 2024 Valley Center Elementary School
Lower parking lot
28751 Cole Grad Road
Valley Center, CA 92082

Vista

 December 26, 2023 – January 5, 2024
  • 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

CITY OF SAN DIEGO Drop Off Locations

Community

Dates Available

Drop-off Address

Carmel Valley

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Carmel Valley Recreation Center
3777 Townsgate Dr. (lower parking lot)

Encanto

Dec 26 2023 – January 23, 2024 Cielo Drive at Woodman Street

Golden Hill

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Golden Hill Recreation Center
2600 Golf Course Dr.

Pacific Beach

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Kate Sessions Memorial Park, corner of Mt. Soledad Road and Loring Street

Logan Heights

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Memorial Recreation Center
2902 Marcy Ave.

Miramar

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 The Greenery at the Miramar Landfill
5180 Convoy St. (north of state Route 52)

Mission Bay

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Seaworld Drive at Pacific Highway

Mountain View

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Ocean View Blvd. @ 40th St. (north side)

Oak Park

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Chollas Lake
6350 College Grove Drive (in Gloria’s Mesa parking lot)

Ocean Beach

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Robb Field Recreation Center
2525 Bacon St.

Otay Mesa / Nestor

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024
Montgomery Waller Community Park (lower parking lot on the southeast corner of Palm Avenue and Beyer Boulevard)

Rancho Bernando

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center
18448 W. Bernardo Dr.

Rancho Penasquitos

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Canyonside Recreation Center,
12350 Black Mountain Rd.

San Diego State University

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Parking Lot 17 off of Alvarado Rd.

Scripps Ranch

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Scripps Ranch Recreation Center
11454 Blue Cypress Dr.

Tierrasanta

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Tierrasanta Community Park (Pool Parking Lot)
11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

University City

Dec 26th 2023 – January 23rd, 2024 Standley Community Park (Parking Lot)

3585 Governor Drive

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