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Recycle Christmas trees to avoid added fire danger and waste

 

Last updated 12/26/2018 at 3:04pm

All decorations are to be removed from a Christmas tree before it is recycled.

SAN DIEGO COUNTY – San Diego County encouraged residents to recycle their Christmas trees as soon as they become dry to reduce fire danger and minimize the amount of holiday waste sent to the landfill. Dried-out trees are highly flammable and should not be left in a house or garage or placed against any structure.

Christmas trees become increasingly flammable as they continue to dry out.

"The longer you keep a Christmas tree in your home, the more of a fire hazard it becomes," Lorraine Carli, vice president of outreach and advocacy for the National Fire Protection Association, said.

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