When searching online for the procedure for Christmas Tree Recycling in San Francisco, its easy to get confused. First of all, you should know that the city sponsors a free program. However, if you want to take your tree down earlier, there are many paid services that will help you recycle your Christmas tree in San Francisco. If you miss the pickup dates, you can still drop your tree off for free at the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Center.
You can also get a living Christmas Tree at Cole Hardware since the city program has already sold out for the Christmas 2010 season.
When Does San Francisco Recycle Christmas Trees?
Christmas trees can be recycled between January 4 to 16. You simply need to place the Christmas tree outside on the curb before 6 AM. This should be at the same time as your regular trash pickup day. January 4-9 is when Sunset Scavenger will be using special trucks to recycle a majority of the Christmas Trees in San Francisco.
Holiday Schedule for Recycology SF
In Order to Recycle Your Christmas Tree In San Francisco:
• Place clean, unflocked (sprayed with fake snow) trees next to your carts when you take them to the curb on your regularly scheduled pick-up day.
• Remove all tinsel, decorations, bags, stands, and lights.
• Make sure you place the tree in front of YOUR street address.
San Francisco Christmas Tree Recycling 2010-05-21 Updated Page
What If You Miss The Christmas Tree Recycling Day?
Alternative Christmas Tree Recycling is being provided at the Haight Ashbury Neighborhood Center. You can call them for more information 415-753-0932.
Alternative Christmas Tree Recycling
Go Green With A Living Tree
Next Christmas, consider avoiding all this trouble by purchasing a living Christmas tree that you later return to be replanted. UPDATE: As of November 7, 2010, the Pick up and Return program for living trees from the city is sold out for now. See Cole Hardware in San Francisco for living Christmas trees. Cole has a wider selection than the city offers and can help you with decorations.
Dreaming of A Greener Christmas