Tree and holiday waste recycling underway now through Jan. 31

The City of Culver City’s Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division reminds residents to consider how they can reduce, reuse, and recycle in your home this holiday season. Below are a few simple steps toward keeping holiday waste out of the landfill. Use the following tips as a guide when disposing of holiday garbage, trees, and recyclable material.

Holiday Tree Cycle

All homes, duplexes, apartment buildings, and condominiums will have a chance to park their tree.

Fox Hills Park, Syd Kronenthal, Culver West Park and Veterans Park will have a bin available to drop off trees from Dec. 26 to Jan. 31. Trees should have all plastic containers, metal stands and bars, ornaments, lighting and the bulk of tinsel removed. Flocked trees, or trees coated with a fire retardant will be accepted.

Residents can also cut up their tree and place in the green waste bin for pickup on their regular refuse and recycling service day.

Environmental Programs and Operations Division is encouraging residents to use their blue recycling bin for the following materials:


Recyclables – All recyclable materials should be placed in the blue recycling bin and placed at the curb on regular scheduled collection day.

Boxes: Cardboard boxes are recyclable. Boxes should be flattened and large boxes should be folded or cut to no larger than 4 ft. X 4ft.

Wrapping Paper: Place non-metallic wrapping paper in the blue recycling bin. Metallic paper is not recyclable.

Holiday Cards and Junk Mail: Place all catalogs, holiday cards, advertisements, junk mail, newspaper and magazines in the blue recycling bin.

Packing Peanuts: Drop off extra packing peanuts at local private mailing centers – call first to make sure that the center will accept them. Some stores offer discounts for return of packing materials like cartons and boxes. Local private centers include Mail Boxes Etc.

Ribbons: Ribbons and bows are not recyclable, but they can be reused. Remove them and save for reuse next year.

If residents generate more recyclable material than can be placed in the mixed recycling bin, community recycling bins are available at:


Culver West Park – 4162 Wade Ave.

Tellefson Park – Washington Place and Tilden Avenue

Syd Kronenthal Park – 3959 McManus Aven.

Lindberg Park – 11020 Ocean Drive

El Marino Park – Diller Avenue

For more information, contact Public Works Environmental Programs and Operations Division at 310-253-6400, or visit the City’s website at