How to get rid of your Christmas tree in Metro Vancouver

Dec 19 2017, 1:24 pm

You went out and got a live Christmas tree, set it up, covered it in lights and decorations, put presents under it, tore open those presents, and now it’s time to put all the baubles away and dispose of your tree.

Here’s how to get rid of your Christmas tree in Metro Vancouver.

There are three options to getting rid of your Christmas tree in Metro Vancouver:

  • Take your tree to a tree chipping event
  • Take your tree directly to the landfill/transfer station
  • Set your tree out with your yard waste for pick-up

Most communities have tree chipping events for the cost of a cash or sometimes non-perishable food donation. Many of these events are being held the weekend of January 3-4, 2015. There’s an ongoing tree chipping event to benefit a local elementary school hosted by the UBC Botanical Garden that runs through January 8, 2015.

Each city or municipality in Metro Vancouver also has their own instructions for curbside tree pick up. The Recycling Council of British Columbia has a full guide to recycling your tree in the province, with info on collection, landfill hours, and chipping events. For more information on what you can do where you live, check out these links from local communities who have provided the information on their websites:

For information about options in Langley, Langley Township, Lions Bay, Maple Ridge, New Westminster, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, and White Rock, check under “Metro Vancouver” with the RCBC.

Featured image: Christmas tree branches/Shutterstock

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