Vancouver Christmas tree recycling and chipping – January 2013


Vancouver Christmas tree recycling and chipping - January 2013

You have three options for recycling your live, cut Christmas tree:

  • Bring your tree to a tree chipping event
  • Put your tree out with your yard waste to be collected by the City
  • Drop your tree off at the landfill or transfer station

Tree chipping events

Every year, the City of Vancouver and volunteers from the Lions Club provide Christmas tree chipping events in January. After the trees are chipped, they are taken to the Vancouver Landfill to be composted.

Cash and non-perishable food donations collected at the events will be distributed to local charities.

Remove decorations and tinsel from your tree before bringing it to a tree chipping event. Events are held on:

  • Saturday 5 January 2013, 10:00am to 4:00pm
  • Sunday 6 January 2013, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Location Address or intersection
Kerrisdale Community Centre ice rink parking lot 5670 East Boulevard, north of 41st Avenue
Kitsilano Beach parking lot Cornwall Avenue and Arbutus Street
Sunset Beach upper parking lot Beach Avenue and Broughton Street
Rona Home and Garden Grandview Store 2727 East 12th Avenue (overflow parking lot south of 12th Avenue)

Set out your tree with your food scraps and yard waste

If the City collects your food scraps and yard waste, you can set your live, cut Christmas tree out on your regular collection day.

The crews will collect Christmas trees until 31 January. Christmas trees are collected manually, using a different truck than the regular yard waste truck.

If your Christmas tree is not collected on your scheduled yard waste day, leave it set out for a later pickup.

To get your tree ready to be collected:

  • Remove all decorations and tinsel
  • Place the tree on its side, 1 m away from your garbage and green bins
  • Leave tree loose (do not place the tree in a bag, or bundle it with string or rope)

Drop off your tree at the landfill or transfer station

You can bring your tree to the Vancouver Landfill or the Vancouver South Transfer Station for free until 31 January. Remove all decorations and tinsel before dropping off your tree.

Photo: sweetgoddess71


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