Christmas Tree Recycling in the Tri-Cities: 2015


Happy New Year! As we all welcome 2015, many of us are removing our holiday decorations. This is traditionally the day the Christmas tree comes down. If you chose a real, cut tree this year, you may be wondering what to do with it. Luckily, there are many ways to dispose of your tree that are convenient and friendly to the environment right here in the Tri-Cities.

Before disposing of your tree be sure to remove all of the decorations and tinsel, because they’re no friend to the chipper. Then find a solution that works for you:

Anmore

From January 5-19, 2015 you can drop your tree off in the designated area in the top parking lot of Anmore Village Hall. This service is free.

More info: rcbc.ca/files/u6/GVRD_TreeChipping2014.pdf

Belcarra

Up until January 19, 2015, you can drop your tree off at the Recycling and Refuse Facility on Bedwell Bay Road between 7:00am and 7:00pm daily. No fee will be charged to Belcarra residents.

More info: rcbc.ca/files/u6/GVRD_TreeChipping2014.pdf

Coquitlam

  • January 3, 2015 9:00am-4:00pm, Canadian Tire (on Seguin Drive)
    Proceeds to benefit the Scouts Francophones
  • January 3 and 4, 2015, 8:00am-5:00pm, Town Centre Stadium Parking Lot
    Proceeds to benefit the Kinsmen Club and local community groups
  • January 3 and 4, 2015, 10:00am-4:00pm, Mundy Park Gravel Lot (off Hillcrest Ave)
    Proceeds to benefit Friends of Mundy Park
  • January 4, 2015, 8:00am-5:00pm, Centennial Secondary Staff Parking Lot
    Proceeds to benefit the Kinsmen Club and Centennial Music Department
  • Curbside tree pickup is available to those who receive city garbage collection if trees are cut up into lengths of no more than one meter, bundled and placed at the curb before 7:00am on your regular collection day
  • Free drop-off is available to Coquitlam residents at the Wastech Wood Site on United Boulevard between 7:00am and 5:00pm daily.

More info: coquitlam.ca/city-services/environment/events.aspx

Port Coquitlam

  • January 3 and 4, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm, #1 Fire Hall (on Broadway Street)
    By donation with a $5 minimum, proceeds to benefit the Fire Fighters Burn Fund. Styrofoam and old Christmas lights can also be brought to the event for recycling, for a donation to the Burn Fund. Or they’ll come pick up your tree for a minimum $10 donation – call 604.927.5405 to arrange that. All wood chips created will be used in city parks and trails.
  • January 7 to 31, 2015, 10:00am-5:00pm daily, Art Knapp Plantland & Florist (on Dominion Ave)
    By donation with a $5 minimum, proceeds to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research. The chipped trees will be used as gardening and landscaping mulch.
  • Curbside pickup is available in green waste carts, provided that the tree is cut up in pieces that are up to 3″ in diameter and 40″ long.

If you need help composting your tree, you must check out the handy-dandy video featuring Councillor Darrell Penner. That man can wield a mean pair of clippers, I must say!

More info: portcoquitlam.ca/Citizen_Services/Garbage__Recycling_and_Green_Waste_Collection_Services/Christmas_Tree_Collection.htm

Port Moody

  • January 3 and 4, 2015, 9:00am-4:00pm, Inlet Centre Fire Hall
    Chipping is by donation, with a $5 minimum. Proceeds go to the Fire Fighters Burn Fund. Coffee, hot chocolate and vehicle vacuuming services are also available. Every 30 minutes firefighters will also demonstrate how quickly a Christmas tree can go up in flames. Our five-year-old was mesmermized by the demo.
  • Curbside pick-up of Christmas trees is not available in Port Moody.

More info: portmoody.ca/index.aspx?recordid=3290&page=34

Recycle your Christmas tree, the planet will thank you!

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