Friday, December 29, 2006

Christmas Tree Recycling

Old Christmas trees represent a major fire hazard in many homes throughout the city. You can recycle them either by chopping them up and putting the pieces in the green yard trimmings container for trash services to pick up, or by bringing them to one of the city's many Christmas tree drop off centers. Two centers that serve CD13 are Fire Station 82 at 1800 N. Bronson in Hollywood and Fire Station #44 AT 1410 Cypress Ave. in Cypress Park, open only on the weekends. Also, while supplies last, the Department of Water and Power will be giving out free tree seedlings and energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, which save electricity and money, at all tree drop-off locations. Recycle that tree and pick up something that's good for the environment while you're at it!

Also, if you're looking to get rid of dangerous, flammable, or other toxic chemicals, the nearest S.A.F.E (Solvents/Automotive/Flammable/Electronics) Center is located at 4600 Colorado Blvd. in North Atwater Village, open from 9AM to 3PM on Saturdays and Sundays.