"When the tree is dried out, [residents] should not use the lights any
longer and should take it out of the house," Starr said.
Burbank sanitation trucks will collect trees from the parkway, curb,
or alley where a resident's refuse is normally collected on the regular
pickup day starting Wednesday.
To prepare trees for recycling, people should remove tinsel and
ornaments, dismantling the tree from stands and buckets. Trees that have
been flocked cannot be composted. The city asks residents with green
waste containers to cut their clean trees to fit into the container.
For people who wish to dispose of their trees before Wednesday, two
drop-off sites are available today through Jan. 19.
Last year, more than 80 tons of Burbank Christmas trees were composted
through the city's recycling program. The trees have excellent moisture
retention, making for good compost and mulch, officials said.
For more information, call 238-3800 or 238-3916.
HOW TO RECYCLE
CURBSIDE PICKUP: Jan. 2 to Jan. 15
DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: Today through Jan. 19
Brace Canyon Park, the parking lot off of 2850 Haven Way Verdugo
Park, south side, 3201 West Verdugo Ave.