The City of Santa Monica is moving to a more convenient holiday tree collection plan: residents no longer need to cart their holiday tree to a City park.
Rather, residents are encouraged to place their tree out for collection in their alley. If regularly scheduled trash and recycling are collected at the curbside and not in the alley, place trees at the curb on your scheduled trash collection day.
The City of Santa Monica’s Resource Recovery & Recycling Division will begin collecting live holiday trees and wreaths from the alleys on Monday, Dec. 29 through Friday, Jan. 23. All decorations, lights and tree stands must be removed. Do not put trees in plastic bags.
The City would like to remind residents that composting and mulching are the greenest ways to both reduce waste and create useful fertilizer for your yard. It’s natural, easy, requires almost no maintenance and can be done in any number of ways.
For questions regarding holiday tree pickup procedures, call 310.458.2223. You may also visit the City’s web page at www.smgov.net/r3.