Update 1:05pm: Well, we sure have pine-scented egg on our faces! The original information we received was apparently incorrect — the last day for pick-up is not today, but this Friday, January 14th. So, you have three more days to enjoy what remains of your tree. Apologies for the false alarm!
If you’ve noticed an uptick in coniferous curbside carnage over the past few days, there’s a reason —
today’s Friday’s the last day you can dump your Christmas tree on the sidewalk and expect someone to willingly whisk it away.
But if you’re not quite ready to part with your evergreen friend quite yet, don’t worry. You’ve got options.
today’s Friday’s the deadline for having your tree picked up as part of the city’s regular curbside recycling removal schedule, there are a couple of drop-off options still available.
One is the Haight-Ashbury Neighborhood Council Recycling Center at 780 Frederick Street, which will be accepting drop-offs through
tomorrow afternoon (they close at 4pm) the 17th.
Or, if you’d prefer to leave a trail of dropped needles from here to SOMA, lug your formerly-green buddy over to the Golden Gate Disposal and Recycling at 900 7th Street, where they’ll be accepting drop-offs through
this afternoon Friday.
No matter how you dispose of your tree, just make sure to strip off any metal, lights, tinsel, or other decorations first. So put those Gumby ornaments back in the closet and give your tree the dignified, all-natural send-off it deserves. Just make sure to do it by
tomorrow the deadline, lest the former light of your living room ends up languishing in a landfill.
We’re feeling alliterative today.
Update 10:13am: Commenter ColeValleyAlley tips us to some conflicting info about the actual deadline dates — we’re contacting the appropriate folks and will update this post when we get a firm answer. Apologies for any confusion!