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CR&R to Recycle Christmas Trees Left at Curb

Temecula residents wishing to dispose of their Christmas trees are encouraged to set them at the curb through Jan. 9.

Christmas tree collection began Dec. 26 in Temecula and will continue for a two-week period through Jan. 9, according to CR&R Inc., the city's waste management provider.

In order to have them picked up, customers should place trees at the curb on their regular collection days. Trees more than 6-feet-tall must be cut it in half; smaller trees should be placed inside customers' green waste carts.

"Our tree collectors will come by on your collection day so there is no need to call the office," said CR&R.

Christmas trees are considered organic waste, which means they can be composted, mulched or even converted into fuel, according to CR&R.

But the tree is only organic, CR&R advised, if it is stripped down to its original form, which means removing all the lights, ornaments and tinsel.

The “flocked” tree, in which the tree is spray painted white for a more “wintery” feel is not compostable, the company advised.

Galactic Cannibal December 27, 2012 at 05:15 PM
But the tree is only organic, CR&R advised, if it is stripped down to its original form, which means removing all the lights, ornaments and tinsel. The “flocked” tree, in which the tree is spray painted white for a more “wintery” feel is not compostable, the company advised. __________________________________________________ I mean, how damn stupid can people be . That mindless mass knows knowing. Any idiot knows that a natural grown tree, destroyed by human silver spry and hanging cheap Chinese junk on its branches cannot be recycled in a compost heap. So what have Xmas trees got to do with Christmas . NOTHING.... Its just another consumers waste of natural resources and pagan celebration
popeye December 27, 2012 at 05:57 PM
GC: Typical Trailor Trash from Murrietta statement. Dudette... You can not even afford a tree.... ha ha ha
REZ10 December 28, 2012 at 12:22 PM
It's one of the few times the county lets him have access to a computer. The rest of the month he's in lock-down at Southwest Jail. GC, take advantage of the free English programs while you're in there. That's why he hates the cops so much, he's a regular customer of their services.

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