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Christmas Tree Disposal

December 23, 1989|Clipboard researched by Kathie Bozanich, Elena Brunet, Susan Davis Greene and Janice L. Jones / Los Angeles Times, Graphics by Doris Shields / Los Angeles Times

Just as you had some particular requirements--height, fullness, type--when you shopped for your Christmas tree, so does your refuse collector have certain needs when you must trash this venerable symbol of the holidays. Each city or locality has its own rules; apartment dwellers should contact their management. Anaheim, Brea, Garden Grove, Placentia, Yorba Linda (Disposal Services Co.): Cut in half if six feet or taller; must be done between Dec. 26 and Jan. 9. Costa Mesa (Orco Disposal Co.): Cut tree in half or four-foot lengths, whichever is shorter; branches longer than two feet should be bound. Buena Park, La Palma (Park Disposal Co.): Cut in half if taller than five feet. Cypress, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor, Seal Beach, Villa Park (Briggeman Disposal Co.): Cut in half if taller than five feet. Fullerton (M.G. Disposal Co.): Cut in half if taller than four feet. Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Sunset Beach (Rainbow Disposal Co.): Cut in half if taller than six feet. La Habra (Western Waste Co.): Cut in half if taller than four feet. Orange (Orange Disposal Co.): Cut in half if taller than four feet; will not be picked up later than two weeks after Christmas. Newport Beach (City of Newport Beach): Cut in four-foot lengths. Irvine, Laguna Beach, Mission Viejo, El Toro, part of Laguna Hills, the canyons and Rancho Margarita (Dewey's Rubbish Service): Cut in half if taller than six feet; overly long branches must be bundled and tied. Dana Point, Capistrano Beach, part of Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, San Juan Capistrano, part of South Laguna (Solag Disposal): Cut in half and bundle if taller than four feet. Santa Ana, Tustin (Great Western Reclamation Co.): Cut in half if taller than five feet. Stanton (Stanton Disposal Co.): Cut in half and bundle if taller than six feet. San Clemente (San Clemente Commercial): Cut in half if taller than four feet. Westminster (Midway City Sanitation): Cut in four-foot lengths. Source: Individual refuse companies

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