Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Vancouver, Surrey, Delta, Richmond


Monday, December 26th, 2011 — 10:37am PST
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Update: Here are the 2015 locations/dates.

In just over a week – after careful watering, decorating, lighting, and keeping the cat from climbing through ornaments – our decorations will be packed away again for another year. If you have a live Christmas tree, there will be several ways to recycle it this season:

Ghosts of Christmas Past
Photo credit: Derek Lyons on Flickr

Vancouver
What: City of Vancouver Tree Chipping Events
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012 to Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time: 10:00am to to 4:00pm
Cost: By donation of cash or non-perishable food items.
Locations: Kitsilano Beach parking lot at Cornwall & Arbutus,
Kerrisdale Community Ice Rink parking lot at East Boulevard north of 41st Ave,
Sunset Beach upper parking lot at Beach Ave & Broughton,
RONA Home and Garden Grandview Store at 2727 East 12th Ave (overflow parking lot south of 12th Avenue) this is a replacement for the Trout Lake event.

What: Tree Chipping in Support of Bayview Elementary School
Date: Monday, December 26, 2011 to Sunday January 8, 2012
Time: 9:30am to 4:30pm
Coast: By donation.
Location: UBC Botanical Garden at 6804 South West Marine Drive, Vancouver
Cost: By donation (suggested donation $5)
Notes: Entrance behind the Reception Centre building. Leave trees in the marked drop-off location.

What: Tree Chipping in Support of Mount Pleasant Elementary School
Date: Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: By donation.
Location: Kingsgate Mall, 370 E Broadway, Vancouver.
Notes: Enter through lower east parking lot. Free cookies and hot chocolate from the Mount Pleasant BIA.

Surrey
What: Youth Christmas Tree Chipping & Bottle Drive by Donation
Date: Monday, January 2, 2012 to Saturday, January 7, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: By donation.
Location: Emmanuel Covenant Church at 17029 – 16 Ave, Surrey

Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012 to Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time: Unconfirmed
Location: Newton Athletic Park at 128th and 74th, Surrey
Notes: For information call (604) 591-4203

White Rock
What: Annual Christmas Tree Chip
Date: Monday, January 2, 2012
Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: By donation to the White Rock Food Bank
Location: Centennial Arena parking lot at 14600 North Bluff Road, White Rock

Delta
What: Lions Club Tree Chipping
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012 to Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Cost: By donation.
Locations: Tsawwassen South Delta Recreation Centre at 1720 56th St
North Delta Sungod Recreation Centre at 7815 112th St

North Vancouver
What: North Vancouver City Firefighters Christmas Tree Chip-Up
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012
Time: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Cost: By donation.
Location: Rona Parking Lot at Park & Tilford at 1160 East 3rd St
Notes: Free hotdog, coffee, hot chocolate.

Richmond
What: Richmond Fire Department Chip Up
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012 to Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Cost: By donation, benefiting the Richmond Fire Fighters Charitable Society.
Location: Garry Point Park in Steveston
Note: Read more in this PDF.

Pitt Meadows
Date: Saturday, January 7, 2012 to Sunday, January 8, 2012
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Location: Meadows Landscape Supply at 18020 Kennedy Road in Pitt Meadows
Cost: By donation, benefitting Pitt Meadows Lions Club and the Girl Guides.

Remember to remove all ornaments and tinsel from your trees. In many cases, they are being chipped up to provide mulch for paths and trails in local parks.

Should you know of additional tree chipping events, please feel free to contact me.

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3 comments

  1. Leo says:

    Thank you for remind me! I really have a headache for my Christmas Tree

  2. […] Rebecca Bollwit, or Miss 604, also has a list of where you can recycle your christmas tree here: http://www.miss604.com/2011/12/where-to-recycle-your-christmas-tree-in-vancouver.html […]

  3. CHRISTMAS TREE CHIPPING & BOTTLE DRIVE (FOR OUR YOUTH)
    Saturday, January 5/13 10am to 4pm
    Sunday, January 6/13 1 to 4 pm

    Emmanuel Covenant Church
    17029 – 16 Avenue
    Surrey, BC

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