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edco San Marcos Christmas tree recycling

  • Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and the tree stand
  • Cut tree in 4-foot lengths and trim off branches
  • Place trimmed tree inside your green waste cart with the lid closed
  • Artificial and flocked trees are not recyclable and must be placed in trash

December 26, 2021 – January 9th, 2022 during regular edco scheduled collection day

(760) 744-5615

San Elijo Hills Community Association HOA Updates for December 2017

San Elijo Hills Community Association Updates:

Annual Tree Lighting-Tonight!

It’s time to light up the season! Come celebrate this long standing tradition in San Elijo Hills! Join us in the Town Square on Friday, December 1st . Festivities will run from 6:00PM-8:30PM with the tree lighting at 7:00PM. This magical night will include some of these fun activities!

 Santa and Mrs. Clause will be here for pictures so make sure you are on his “nice” list! Don’t forget to bring your camera!
 A Colorful Universe will have an ornament painting station for only $5.00 per ornament. Stop by to create a one-of-a-kind decoration for your home! They also make great gifts for family.
 Holiday elves will join us to show off their artistic skills with balloons.
 Cookies, cider and hot chocolate will be served to warm your belly!
 Delicious food trucks will be serving up a variety of specialties available for purchase.
 The SEMS Jazz Band & choir will perform Holiday inspired music throughout the night!

We hope that you and your family are able to make it out to this joyous event! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Liz McCardle at sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com.

1st Annual Menorah Lighting

Come celebrate our first annual menorah lighting! Bring your menorahs and head down to the town square park on December 12th at 6 pm on the first night of Hanukah!

Now added to the celebration:

 Live Music
 Hot Latkes
 Chocolate gelt

Also come check out the 6 foot menorah and much more! This event is fun for the entire family to enjoy!

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Liz McCardle at 760-798-9015 or sehdirector@waltersmanagement.com

Short Term Rentals

We have received an increase in concerns regarding short term rentals such as on Airbnb. Pursuant to section 8.2 Rental of Dwelling in the Association’s governing documents, No owner may lease such Owner’s Lot or improvement thereon for hotel, motel or transient purposes. Any lease which is either for a period of fewer than 30 days or pursuant to which the lessor provides any services normally associated with a hotel shall be deemed to be for transient purposes. Please be respectful of your neighborhood and refrain from participating. The Association does periodically verify on these sites and action will be taken accordingly.

We appreciate your efforts!


If you are an early riser, be mindful of your night-owl neighbors who enjoy sleeping in. Also, be kind to your neighbors whose job or family responsibilities mean they get up early every day. Remember, noise at any time of the day is illegal if it is considered a nuisance by your neighbors and could result in hefty fines with the City. The City of San Marcos quiet hours are between 10 pm to 7 am on weekdays and 11 pm to 7 am on weekends.

Annual Elections

Voting Day is ahead of us here in San Elijo Hills!

This year’s Annual Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 19th at 6:00PM at the San Elijo Hills Rec Center (1105 Elfin Forest Road, San Marcos, CA 92078). Neighborhood Representatives are required to attend to the meeting to ensure quorum is established and the votes from their neighborhood are counted. All homeowners are also welcome to attend the meeting. Thank you all in advance for your participation in this process for our community!

San Marcos Christmas tree and holiday recycling

Each year, EDCO Disposal residential customers can place trees, wreaths, garlands, and other botanical decorations curbside in their green waste container on the regular collection day between Saturday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 6 2016 at no extra charge. If the tree

is more than four feet tall, it should be cut in half before placing it in the container.

A tree drop-off site will also be available between Saturday, Dec. 26 and Monday, Jan. 9 at the San Marcos Senior Activity Center, 111 Richmar Road. Trees do not have to be cut down if dropped off at this location.

As the holidays wrap-up remember to keep the green in San Marcos. With family get-togethers, parties, gift exchanges and holiday decorations, Americans produce approximately 25 percent more waste between Thanksgiving and New Years Day. Keep the season less wasteful by using fewer disposable items and be diligent about disposing recyclable cans, bottles, gift-wrap, greeting cards and gift boxes in your blue recycling cart.

For more information about tree and holiday recycling, call EDCO Disposal at (760) 744-2700.

San Elijo Elementary Christmas Tree Sales


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This year San Elijo Elementary School will be selling Christmas trees as a fundraiser for the school. This is a great way to support your local school. Save time by ordering your tree online and having it delivered to the school for pick up on Saturday, December 4th. It’s easy for you and SEES will earn up to 40% per tree. These beautiful freshly cut trees, wreaths, and garlands come from an Oregon tree farm and are no more than 3 days old. Visit www.southwesternfg.com/order and enter the group code “SEES” to order. To see a sample tree or to pick up a flyer, stop by the front office at SEES. Orders must be placed by November 21st.

San Elijo Hills Association 9.9.08 Meeting

The San Elijo Hills Athletic Club is approved by the City of San Marcos but having trouble securing funding to start construction. Residents have complained about dumping of yard and construction waste at the location.

The other side of the street, at the DH Horton site named Sonoma, also has become an unsightly storage place for construction supplies and debris. Luminara and Palisades residents are frustrated. DH Horton is rumored to be returning to the original approved build plan and build townhouses, with construction of Sonoma to start in the next year.

Luminara and Palisades are also having trouble getting final asphalt cap, functioning street lights, and final touches from the builder DH Horton. According to Curt Noland most builders post a bond for all the roads, sidewalks, drains, and street lights with that bond being released by the City after such improvements are completed. In today’s market some builders have not completed this work and not had their bonds released.

After some recent progress on tree removal (specifically pines), progress on the tree issues has slowed. A second brush management study like the Firewise 2000 report will be conducted. SEHA management/Walters management will have a meeting with San Marcos Fire department. SEH residents and the SEHA Board expressed concern about the lack of progress. Some SEH homeowners expressed frustration that fire season was here and, after one year of the SEH Tree Commission, no physical progress had yet been made. The SEHA Board reassured residents that they are pressing forward but have to study legal issues and funding for re- vegetation. They Actually may have to place the funding issue before SEH residents for a vote .

Some refreshing of the landscape in phase one of SEH was approved for Acacia and Sagewood, with some discussion of also refreshing the Westcliff entry and the SEH Peace Monument.

Similar to neigborhoods that came before that did not have builder-provided entry monuments like Waterford & Acacia , the Palisades is looking to gain approval for two entry monuments.