Unfortunately since we’re not allowed to have live or cut trees in our place we’ll just be boxing up the tree again this year. However for those with real live or cut trees, you can dispose of them this weekend through a variety of chipping and recycling events.
Each year the City of Vancouver along with volunteers from the Lions Clubs in Vancouver provide Christmas tree chipping and composting services by donation (either cash or non-perishable food items for local charities).
Here’s where you can find the stations this weekend:
UBC Botanical Gardens is also hosting a tree chipping event from now until January 10th. They’re open daily from 9:30am until 4:30pm in the parking lot at 6804 South West Marine Dr. Suggested donations of $5 will support the development of a heritage food garden for SPG Childcare / Quilchena Elementary.
Over on the North Shore there are a few locations as well:
If you can make it out to one of these event this weekend, that’s probably your best bet for safe removal. If not, the City suggests you can also take your tree to the transfer station or the landfill directly.