Vancouverites have three options for recycling their live, cut Christmas tree:
Every year on the first weekend of January, City staff and Lions Club volunteers provide Christmas tree chipping events. After the trees are chipped, they are taken to the Vancouver Landfill to be composted.
Your cash and non-perishable food donations collected at the events will be distributed to local charities.
Drop-off your Christmas tree from 10:00am to 4:00pm at one of these locations:
Remember to remove all decorations and tinsel.
If the City collects your food scraps and yard waste, you can set your live, cut Christmas tree out on your regular collection day.
crews will collect Christmas trees until January 31. 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:
You can bring your tree to the Vancouver Landfill or the Vancouver South Transfer Station for free until January 31. Remove all decorations and tinsel before dropping off your tree.
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