(BCN and KQED) San Francisco's annual Christmas tree recycling program will start next week when residents can leave their trees curbside for pickup, city officials announced today.
The "treecycling" was the topic of a news conference today in Civic Center Plaza, where officials from the city's Department of the Environment and Recology SF inserted more than a dozen trees into a chipper.
Curbside collection will be offered from Jan. 2-15.
Trees should be cleared of all decorations and debris, and must be placed next to trash bins by 6 a.m. on a resident's regular trash pickup day. Any tree over 6 feet tall must be cut in half, city officials said.
The trees will be chipped at Recology San Francisco's recycling center at 501 Tunnel Ave. and the chips will be converted to boiler fuel used for generators at the center, said Bob Besso, Recology's recycling program manager.