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Stop Identity Theft Program

Stop Identity Theft Program - Document On-Site Shredding Event

To help stop identity theft and as a service to our residents, the City of Murrieta City Clerk Department is hosting a FREE Document On-Site Shredding Event. The event will be held on Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. or until the truck is filled to capacity. Residents may bring up to FIVE banker-sized boxes per trip, to the back parking lot of City Hall.

Items that may be included are paper documents such as legal, medical, financial, tax, bank, photos, and credit card statements (no need to remove staples or paper clips). Residents may also bring credit cards and CDs. No businesses please.

For more information on this event, please call (951) 461-6013.


Don't Forget to "Treecycle" Your Christmas Tree

Many Christmas trees are thrown away at the end of every holiday season.  This practice wastes potential uses of the trees and uses vital landfill space. Instead, the City of Murrieta encourages residents to treecycle! Waste Management will collect trees for residents from December 29 through January 9.  During this special collection period, simply place your tree out at the curb on your collection day. To treecycle, remove the stand, tinsel, decorations and any nails or staples. Trees taller than 6 feet must be cut in half. For more information, contact Waste Management at 800-423-9986. If you would like to recycle your tree after the special collection period, please cut it into pieces and place it into your green waste cart. If you live in a multi-family complex with bin service, check with your property manager about holiday tree disposal or any special tree collections.  Flocked trees cannot be recycled because they are potentially harmful to the environment and should be disposed as garbage.

All trees collected become mulch used to green our parks, community gardens and other public spaces. The mulch helps our city’s trees and plants by deterring weeds, retaining moisture, and adding nutrients to the soil.  Additionally, the mulch is added to our playgrounds, and that results in a significant annual cost savings for Murrieta.  So as you recycle your wrapping paper, please don’t forget to treecycle your Christmas tree and help Murrieta become a cleaner and greener city.