By Staff Reports
(Victorville). – Once again, City of Victorville residents will be able to recycle Christmas trees at the curb after the holidays. The City’s hauler, Victorville Disposal, will be picking up trees at curbside Jan. 2-13 on customers’ regular trash collection day. The program is for residential customers on cart (barrel) service only.
Natural, flocked, and artificial trees will be collected. Trees more than six feet tall should be cut in half and placed at the curb on the resident’s regular service day. All stands, plastic bags, and decorations must be removed from each tree.
Natural trees will be collected separately from trash and will be turned into mulch. The flocked trees will be collected and disposed of as trash, since the flocking material makes them unsuitable for composting or mulch.
After Jan. 13, residents of single-family homes can dispose of trees by scheduling a free, bulky-item pickup by calling Victorville Disposal at (760) 245-8607.
City of Victorville residents can also drop off natural, un-flocked trees free of charge at American Organics, a composting business located at 20055 Shay Rd. in Victorville. American Organics has offered to accept natural, un-flocked Christmas trees from Victorville residents for free through Jan. 31. American Organics is open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Trees dropped off to American Organics must be free of stands and all decorations.
Residents who have extra boxes or wrapping paper, old TVs, computers, appliances, scrap metal, mattresses, and box springs can drop off these items for free at the City of Victorville Recycling Drop-off Center, located at 15164 Anacapa Rd., Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon.
For more information, Victorville residents should call Victorville Disposal at (760) 245-8607 or visit the City of Victorville recycling information website at: www.VictorvilleRecycles.com