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Have You Recycled Your Christmas Tree Yet?

Fire officials advise disposing off Christmas trees early before they become potential fire hazards.

Only a week-and-a-half ago, a forlorn Christmas tree brought joy to a family on Yosemite Drive as it adorned a living room in all its holiday glamor. But then it sat lonely and abandoned in a trash bin, waiting to be picked up by sanitation crews.

Unike many others who shelled out big money for a tree, thereby raising the temptation to keep the tree indoors long after the holidays, this family did the wise thing: It got rid of the tree before it could cause a fire, turning a happy time into a tragedy.

Editor's Note: The Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation has a Christmas Tree recycling program under which trees too big to chop and fit into a green waste bin can be placed next to the bin on the curbside on collection day.

Correction: The initial version of this article inaccurately stated that the Christmas tree was housed on Yosemite Way. The correct location is Yosemite Drive.

Henk Friezer January 11, 2013 at 10:46 PM
A correction: the article should have read: at A house on Yosemite DRIVE not OUR house on Yosemite WAY

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