Christmas tree collection at Riverside County landfills

Christmas trees may be dropped off at a Riverside County landfill at no cost, each Riverside County household can bring up to three trees including flocked trees. Green waste rates will apply to commercial, out-of-county, or loads of more than three trees.

RivCo Landfills Prepare for Christmas Trees

Christmas tree recycling

In addition, trees are accepted for curbside collection through your trash hauler. Most trash haulers will collect Christmas trees curbside for two weeks after Christmas. Remove all ornaments, tinsel including the tree stand and place the tree next to or inside the green-waste container on your regular pick-up day. Please contact your waste hauler for more details and specific instructions.

For those without a curbside pickup program, several drop-off locations will accept up to three residential Christmas trees for FREE, see locations and dates below:

  • A Lua Wood Recycling, 18938 Mermack Ave., Lake Elsinore (accepting until Jan. 8)
  • B P John Recycling, 28700 Matthews Road, Romoland (accepting until Jan. 8)
  • Burrtec/Coachella Transfer Station, 87011 Landfill Road, #A, Coachella (Burrtec customers only)
    Burrtec/Edom Hill Transfer Station, 70100 Edom Hill Road, Cathedral City (Burrtec customers only)
  • Burrtec/Robert A. Nelson Transfer Station, 1830 Agua Mansa Road, Riverside (Burrtec customers only)
  • California Department of Fish and Wildlife, 17041 S. Lovekin Blvd., Blythe (Blythe residents only)
  • CR & R, 1706 Goetz Road, Perris (CR & R customers only)
  • El Sobrante Landfill, 10910 Dawson Canyon Road, Corona (accepting until Jan 8)
  • Riverside County Badlands Landfill, 31125 Ironwood Ave., Moreno Valley (accepting until Jan. 8)
  • Riverside County Blythe Landfill, 1000 Midland Road, Blythe (accepting until Jan. 7)
  • Riverside County Lamb Canyon Landfill, 16411 Lamb Canyon Road, Beaumont (accepting until Jan. 8)
  • Riverside County Oasis Landfill, 84-505 84th Avenue, Oasis (accepting until Jan. 5)

For more information on this program, please call the Riverside County Department of Waste Resources (951) 486-3200 or visit the waste guide on its website for additional green holiday suggestions by clicking here.

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  • Christmas trees recycled: RivCo
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