The holidays are over, which means that it has suddenly become pretty common to walk down the street and see something like this:
Who does this Christmas tree belong to? Certainly not you, since you are a responsible San Francisco Christmas TreeÂ Guardian, and take care to properly and responsibly make sure that your Christmas Tree becomes mulch and not a city eyesore.
Sunset Scavenger, the folks that pick up our garbage, recycling, and composting on a weekly basis, are also more than happy to pick up your Christmas tree:
Christmas tree collection will take place January 2-6 and January 9-13. Please place clean, unflocked trees next to your bins on your regularly scheduled pickup day. Be sure to remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, stands, and lights. If your tree is more than 6 feet, please cut it in half.
So if you didn’t remember to put your Christmas Tree out on your regular pickup day last week, you’ve got one more chance to properly and responsibly dispose of your Christmas tree. While I’ve never actually witnessed it, I’m told that the trees are all turned into mulch that then ends up in flower beds and city parks across the city. I’d say it is a much better use for an old tree than having it hang out next to a garbage can (and on a side note, why are dogs so absolutely obsessed with peeing on Christmas trees?).
On another note, when did Sunset Scavenger become known as Recology? And finally, while we’re asking rhetorical questions, is it being overlyÂ politicallyÂ correct to refer to a Christmas tree as a holiday tree? I mean, I’m pretty sure of all the December holidays, Christmas is the only one that involves cutting down a tree and installing it in your living room…