Recycle Your Christmas Tree

By , 2017/12/25

December 25th, 2017

Recycling Your Christmas Tree!

There are several ways that you can recycle your Christmas tree in Greater Vancouver. Here are some alternatives. For more alternatives call the BC Recycling Hotline at 604-732-9253.

Tree Chipping at our Surrey Store

On Saturday January 6th bring your Christmas tree to our Surrey store and professionals from Bartlett Tree Experts (www.bartlett.com) will be on hand to chip your tree from 10 am to 2 pm. Chipping is provided by donation with the proceeds benefiting the Jane Stock Foundation (www.janestockfoundation.com) which support Horticulture education in BC.

Residential Collection (Surrey, Delta, or Langley)

Surrey residents that receive yard trimmings collection may put their tree out before 7 AM on their regular yard trimming collection day until January 31st. Residents are asked to cut the tree into branches and bundle the branches together for ease of pickup. For more information contact the City of Surrey Garbage and Recycling line at 604-590-7289.

Delta residents can put your Christmas tree out with your yard waste but regular restrictions apply. Bundles must be no more than 1 meter by 60 cm.

Langley (City or Township) residents can put your Christmas tree out with your yard waste but regular restrictions apply. Bundles must be no more than 1 meter by 60 cm and weigh no more than 34 kg (75 lbs).

Transfer Station (Surrey, Delta, or Langley)

Surrey residents are welcome to drop off their tree at the transfer station at 9770 – 192nd Street, Surrey. The Transfer Station is open from 8 AM until 5 PM Monday to Friday and 8 AM to 6 PM Saturday and Sunday. For more information call the Transfer Station at 604-513-2409.

Delta residents are welcome to drop off their trees at the Vancouver Landfill for Composting. The composting facility is located at 5400 – 72nd Street in Delta.

Langley residents are welcome to drop off their trees for a fee at the transfer station located at 1070 – 272 Street, Langley. The transfer station is open Monday to Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Chipping Events

Many local Charities host chipping events by donation. Here are a few:

Surrey firefighters will be on hand to assist with the chipping of Christmas trees at the Newton Athletic Park (128th Street and 74th Avenue).

  • Emanuel Covenant Church – January 6th 10am to 4pm and January 7th 1 to 4pm, at 17029 16th Ave., Surrey. Info: Emmanuelcovenant.ca.
  • Enver Creek Secondary Dry Grad fundraiser Date/Time TBD. Held first weekend of January at school, 14505 84 Avenue, Surrey, Check their website for more info at https://www.surreyschools.ca/schools/envercreek/Pages/default.aspx
  • Surrey Firefighters’ Annual Tree Chip (by donation) Newton Athletic Park (128th Street and 74th Avenue). visit Surreyfirefighters.com/charitablesociety/campaigns/treechip/ for date and time
  • The North Delta Lions Club are hosting a tree chipping event at Memorial Park (5010 47th Avenue) in Ladner on January 6th and 7th from 9am to 4pm both days.

 

Residential Collection (Vancouver)

Households that receive yard trimmings collection may put their tree out before 7 AM on their regular yard trimming collection day during the week of January 16th. For more information visit the City of Vancouver’s website here, contact the City of Vancouver Recycling Hotline at 604-326-4600, OR recycle@vancouver.ca.

Vancouver South Transfer Station

Any city of Vancouver resident is welcome to drop off their undecorated tree at the transfer station until January 31st at the Vancouver South Transfer Station (377 West Kent Avenue North) and the Vancouver Landfill (5400 – 72nd Street, Delta)

Lions Club Chipping Event (Vancouver)

The Lions Club of BC hosts Chipping Events at several locations. Donations of Cash and non-perishable food items will be distributed to local charities. Chipping events will take place at the following locations:

  • Kits Beach Parking Lot (Cornwall and Arbutus)
  • Kerrisdale Ice Rink (5670 East Boulevard North of 41st)
  • Sunset Beach Upper Parking Lot (Beach Avenue and Broughton Street)

For 2017 the chipping events will take place on January 7th and 8th from 10 am to 4 pm. Contact the Lions Club for more information:

(www.vancouverlions.com)

UBC Christmas Tree Chipper Event (Vancouver)

“Chip In” by recycling your Christmas tree at the UBC Botanical Gardens. Your tree will be chipped into bark mulch for the pathways. For self service you can drop your tree off anytime between December 26th and January 8th, between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM.

Drop trees at the UBC Botanical Garden parking lot, at 6804 South West Marine Dr. Please remove all lights, decorations, tinsel, stands, or other items. No yard trimmings please, just Christmas trees. UBC Plant Operations and UBC Botanical Garden proudly sponsor this sustainability initiative. Donations are gratefully appreciated. Visit botanicalgarden.ubc.ca or call 604-822-4208 for more information.

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