“Chipping of the Christmas Trees” Recycling Celebration | SF City Hall
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Civic Center Plaza | Grove & Larkin San Francisco, CA 94102
Submitted by the Event Organizer
SF is once again celebrating the holiday season by celebrating another time-honored San Francisco tradition – recycling.
City officials and Recology will gather in front of City Hall for the annual “Chipping of the Trees” where household Christmas trees will be fed through a giant wood-chipper and recycled into energy for biomass facilities.
Important: Do NOT bring your Xmas trees to this event – but leave them at your curb instead – The annual tradition is a reminder for San Francisco residents that Recology will be collecting and recycling Christmas trees from January 2-January 15, 2020.
“Chipping of the Trees” Recycling Celebration
Friday, December 27, 2019 | 11 am
In front of San Francisco City Hall, Civic Center Plaza
FREE to watch – don’t bring trees… they already have them
To get rid of your Christmas tree, please place clean, unflocked trees next to your bins on your regular service day between January 2-January 15, 2020.
Be sure to remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, stands, and lights. If your tree measures more than 6 feet tall, please cut it in half before putting it on the curb.
Please note that a separate Recology truck will pick up trees and may not pick up Christmas trees at the same time as the compost bin. Please contact Recology if your tree is not picked up by the end of the day on your regular service day.
Collected Christmas trees will be chipped at Recology San Francisco’s transfer station and recycling center at 501 Tunnel Avenue. The wood chips will be used as biomass (boiler fuel) to generate electricity.