It's hard to say goodbye to that tree that just a week ago shone so bright, but the time has come, as it does every year, to strip it of its bling and schelp it to the curb for its final trip to the big forest in the sky.
But you'll find some comfort in knowing that your Christmas conifer will be put to good use as compost after Recology collects it at the curb for recycling. Between now and Jan. 31, Recology will pick up your tree at the curb on your regular trash/recycling collection day.
The folks at Recology ask that you remove all decorations and tree stands (flocked trees are accepted) before placing next to your green Compost Cart. Trees may be up to 8 feet in length. If your tree is longer than 8 feet, cut the tree before placing the pieces next to your Compost Cart. After January 31st, please cut the tree to fit inside the Compost Cart.
Apartment managers/owners and commercial customers should call to arrange for collection of trees. Trees can be collected in piles or in a drop box for no additional charge.
For more information, call a Recology customer service representative at 650-595-3900.