Survey Says: Don’t Dump Trees, Recycle Them!
Half way through the annual Highland Park Survey, and there are two common things I have come across: Lots of barking dogs, and lots of holiday memories dumped in gutters and alleyways in the form of Christmas Trees.
Luckily, there are alternatives to this cruel seasonal practice: Rapid Composting (my favorite dignified disposal method, but not recommended for most), and the City of Los Angeles Tree Recycling Program.
Tuesday is Trash Day in Highland Park. (Monday for the other parts of 90042.) In previous years, the Los Angeles City Sanitation Department required that you cut up your tree and fit it into your Green Yard Waste Barrel. Great news, one less step! Starting this year, LA City SAN is only requiring that you place the tree NEXT to the Green Barrel at the curb.
If you miss Trash Day, another opportunity to do right by your tree and turn it into mulch, will be Saturday, January 2nd & 3rd from 9AM to 4PM, when you can drop off your tree at the Highland Park Senior Center, 6142 N. Figueroa Street (at York Blvd.) In exchange for your tree, the city gives away pine tree saplings and compact florescent bulbs.
Now if we could just figure out what to do with all those analog television sets on the curb.