Now that the holidays are over, it's time to clean up. If you have a real - not plastic - Christmas tree to dispose of, you have the option of having it recycled at the City of Bakersfield's Mt. Vernon Green Waste Facility.
Be sure to remove all ornaments, bulbs, lights and plastic or metal stands before dropping the tree off. Wood stands are acceptable.
The Green Waste Facility is located 2 miles south of Hwy. 58 on So. Mt Vernon Ave.
Trees may also be placed in your green waste container by cutting the tree down to fit inside the container. The lid must be able to close completely.
All ornaments, bulbs, lights, plastic and metal stands must be removed from the tree. Those items may be placed in the tan trash container for disposal.
Christmas trees can also be recycled at Bakersfield College (south parking lot at the corner of Haley and University), or at the Fairgrounds parking lot (corner of Belle Terrace and P St.) between December 25th and January 11th.