The annual Christmas Tree Recycling Program begins the day after Christmas and runs through Saturday, January 23, 2021. There are 17 drop-off locations available to City residents. Both green and flocked trees (fake snow) are accepted. All tree stands, bags, netting, lights, ornaments, tinsel and other tree decorations must be removed. No artificial trees accepted. Please do not illegally dump any other items at the drop-off locations.
In University City, due to ongoing construction in the area adjacent to Swanson Pool, Christmas trees will be accepted at the east end of the Standley Recreation Center parking lot (next to the dumpster) at 3585 Governor Drive.
City of San Diego Drop-off Locations:
- Carmel Valley – Carmel Valley Recreation Center, 3777 Townsgate Drive (lower parking lot)
- Encanto – Cielo Drive at Woodman Street
- Golden Hill – Golden Hill Recreation Center, 2600 Golf Course Drive
- La Jolla – Kate Sessions Memorial Park, corner of Mount Soledad Road and Loring Street
- Logan Heights – Memorial Recreation Center, 2902 Marcy Ave.
- Miramar – Miramar Greenery Recycling at Miramar Landfill, 5180 Convoy St. (accepts trees throughout the year)
- Mission Bay – SeaWorld Drive at Pacific Highway
- Mountain View – Ocean View Boulevard at 40th Street (north side)
- Oak Park – Chollas Lake, 6350 College Grove Drive (Gloria Mesa parking lot)
- Ocean Beach – Robb Field Recreation Center, 2525 Bacon St.
- Otay Mesa/Nestor – Montgomery Waller Community Park (lower parking lot, southeast corner of Palm Avenue and Beyer Boulevard)
- Rancho Bernardo – Rancho Bernardo Recreation Center, 18448 West Bernardo Drive
- Rancho Penasquitos – Canyonside Recreation Center, 12350 Black Mountain Road
- San Diego State University – Parking lot 17 off Alvarado Road
- Scripps Ranch – Scripps Ranch Recreation Center, 11454 Blue Cypress Drive
- Tierrasanta – Tierrasanta Community Park, 11220 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. (pool parking lot)
- University City – Standley Community Park 3585 Governor Drive (east end of recreation center parking lot)
For more information, visit the City’s website at https://www.sandiego.gov/environmental-services/recycling/events/christmas