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How and Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Several options for residents to dispose of trees

When you're ready to dispose of your Christmas tree this season, the City of Bakersfield has you covered!

Christmas trees may be recycled at several locations:

  • The Mt. Vernon Green Waste Facility (2601 S. Mount Vernon Avenue) 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday from Dec. 26, 2020 to Jan. 12, 2021 – with the exception of New Year’s Day. The Green Waste Facility is located two miles south of Highway 58 on South Mt. Vernon Avenue.
  • Bakersfield College south parking lot at the corner of Haley and University 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week from Dec. 26, 2020 to Jan. 12, 2021. 
  • The Kern County Fairgrounds parking lot at the corner of Belle Terrace and P Street 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week from Dec. 26, 2020 to Jan. 12, 2021 .

Please remove all ornaments, bulbs, lights, and plastic or metal stands before dropping them off.

Christmas trees may also be placed in your green waste container by cutting the tree down to fit inside the container. The tree must allow the lid 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.

The City of Bakersfield’s Solid Waste Division wishes residents a very happy and safe holiday season!