On the corner of 20th and Folsom streets, the chalk outline of a Christmas tree is the only reminder of the holiday season.
The white lines surrounding the tree carcass — similar to those found outlining a dead body at a crime scene — are perhaps one joker’s message that the new year has begun.
But if you are still holding onto the holidays, and your dried-out fir tree, Friday is the final day to ensure your conifer goes on to a better place — a waste-energy facility that will turn it into fuel.
“It’s producing electricity and keeping materials out of landfills,” said David Reed, a spokesman for Recology San Francisco.
The trees are gathered during regular trash pickups, according to Reed. If you have missed your regular pickup, you can drop off your tree off at The City’s dump, located on Tunnel Avenue in the Visitacion Valley neighborhood.
Also, a drop-off location will be open this weekend at Seventh and Barry streets.