Carlsbad Real Estate News and Views: Carlsbad Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling Until January 15, 2021

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Carlsbad Offers Free Christmas Tree Recycling Until January 15, 2021

Free Christmas Tree Recycling in Carlsbad

Until January 15, 2021


Christmas tree for recyclingAs they do each year, the City of Carlsbad is offering free, curbside pickup of Christmas trees for Carlsbad residents, along with several drop-off locations, through January 15th.


If you want to use curbside pickup on your regular trash pick-up day trees should be placed at the end of your driveway next to your green waste bin.


NOTE: If your tree is taller than 6 feet it can be cut in half then placed next to the green waste bin. If possible you should cut the tree and place it in the Green Waste recycling bin for pick-up. 


Be aware that flocked trees cannot be recycled and must be picked up as regular trash (place in the trash bin)


Be sure to remove all decorations, lights, tinsel and tree stands before recycling your tree. Carlsbad converts the trees into mulch for use around San Diego County.


Carlsbad also provides drop-off bins for Christmas trees until January 15th. Here are the 5 recycling locations:

Poinsettia Community Park - 6600 Hidden Valley Road

Calavera Hills Community Park - 2997 Glasgow Drive

Stagecoach Community Park - 3420 Camino de los Coches

Carlsbad Fire Station 1 - 1275 Carlsbad Village Drive

Waste Management – 5960 El Camino Real


For answers to your questions you can contact Waste Management at (760) 929-9400, or visit the Waste Management website.  There is plenty of information about other Waste Management services including the 2 buy-back recycling centers, in Carlsbad and Oceanside.


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Comment balloon 9 commentsJeff Dowler, CRS • January 03 2021 11:10PM


Wishing you a Great 2021

Happy Selling!

Posted by Brad Thomsen, Real Estate Services (Big Bear Realty) 13 days ago

Jeff same rules here, I just walked Holly for her evening stroll and there were a couple beautiful Christmas Trees next to the green buckets. One was so nice it should have been left up for another week:) Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 13 days ago

Morning Jeff.

For our Christmas tree, we just put it in the box until next year.  However, it gave up the ghost this year, so next year we'll have a new one

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) 13 days ago

Good morning, Jeff... Christmas trees are being picked up today by Charlotte-Mecklenburg. We also have recycling centers for both artificial and real trees, which I post about annually. So important to "do this right." And it sounds like Carlsbad has a wonderful recycling program in p;ace.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Realty) 13 days ago

This is very good information for those in your area and I hope that everyone will properly dispose of their Christmas trees.

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Vacasa) 13 days ago

Hi Jeff Dowler, CRS - our town does this with the highway department.  They bring their chipper.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 13 days ago

Good morning Jeff Dowler, CRS what a great idea to help keep Carlsbad green! (In more ways than one)

Posted by Rocky Dickerson, Superior Service! (Realty One Group) 13 days ago

This is timely information to share with area residents.

Have an outstanding week.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 12 days ago

Jeff that is an excellent service the town of Carlsbad provides their residents.  Our town has also done the same thing in past years, but I have not heard anything this year.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 12 days ago