San Francisco residents can place clean, unflocked trees curbside the night before your scheduled collection day during the first two full weeks of the new year. 

Recology will "treecycle" for free to get rid of your Christmas trees. Here are the guidelines: 

  • Trees must be natural, undecorated, and unflocked.
  • Remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, stands, and lights.
  • If your tree measures more than 6 feet tall, cut it in half before putting it on the curb.
  • Trees must be placed alongside your green composting bin on your regular composting collection day.

Note that a separate Recology truck will pick up trees. 

Please contact Recology if your tree is not picked up by the end of the day on your regular service day. If you miss your collection date, contact Recology by calling (415) 330-1300.