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  • One Time Chance: 11 LB Locations To Recycle Xmas Polystyrene Foam Packaging Only On Sat. Dec. 28 (And You Can Bring Your Xmas Tree Too)
  • We Also List Locations To Drop Off Xmas Trees For Recycling From Dec 26-Jan 11
  • And Where You Can Mulch Your Tree Free, Jan. 4 (location below)

    (December 25, 2002) -- On Saturday, December 28th from 9 am to 4 pm, LB City Hall is providing LB residents and businesses an opportunity to recycle polystyrene foam packaging at eleven locations throughout the city (locations listed below)...and yes, you can recycle your Christmas trees at the same sites on Dec. 28 too.

    Expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam packaging (often used to protect cameras, DVD players, computers, household applicance and other fragile items during shipping) is rigid material marked with the number 6 inside the recycling identification symbol.

    The foam recycling project stems from City Hall partnering with the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers, the American Plastics Council and the CA Integrated Waste Board to coordinate a special collection event to recycle

    You can also drop off and recycle your Christmas tree at the same sites from Dec. 26 through Jan. 11 but the chance to recycle your polystyrene foam is on Dec. 28 only.

    And City Hall will mulch your tree free on Jan. 4 (we provide location below).

    And City Hall will pick up your tree on Jan. 11 if you have LB City refuse service. Put your tree out where your trash is normally collected by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11 and it will be recycled. All decorations and stands must be removed...and trees over 12' tall should be cut in half.

    You can recycle Xmas trees at the same time,
    but foam recyling is available Sat. Dec. 28, 9am-4pm only)

    Free Xmas tree drop-off recycling is also available at these sites
    Dec. 26 Thru Jan. 11, M-F, 9 am-5 pm., Sat & Sun 9 am-3 pm

    [ caveat: This is "self-service," usually with a sign and a dumpster and/or a box. On Dec. 28, some park staff at Wardlow Park and Stearns Parks didn't know where the recycling containers we suggest knowing the part of the park (indicated below) before you set off. We found the recycling containers at the parts of the Wardlow & Stearns parks as promised and indicated below.]

    Recycling Center
    5800 Atherton Blvd.
    (east of Bellflower Blvd.)

    North Police Substation
    4891 N. Atlantic Ave.
    at Del Amo Blvd.

    Fire Station #14
    5200 Eliot Street at Colorado Ave.

    City Operations Center
    Environmental Services Bureau
    2929 E. Willow Street

    Bixby Park
    (1st St., between Cherry & Junipero)

    Cesar E. Chavez Park
    (Golden at 4th Street)

    Houghton Park
    (Myrtle Ave. at Harding Str.)

    Hudson Park
    (Hill Street at Webster Ave.)

    Stearns Park
    (corner of 23rd & Roycroft)

    Veterans Park
    (28th St. at Pine Ave.)

    Wardlow Park
    (Monlaco at Rutgers)

    Free Mulch
    Sat. Jan 4, 2003

    For free mulch, bring your Christmas tree and a container to the City Operations Center at 2929 East Willow Street on Jan. 4, 2003 from 10 am. to 2 pm

    Free Pick-Up, Jan. 11, 2003

    If you have LB City refuse service, put your Christmas tree out where your trash is normally collected by 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, and it will be recycled. City Hall says all decorations and stands must be removed...and trees over 12' tall should be cut in half.

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