Christmas Tree Chipping in Vancouver, Burnaby, Surrey

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 — 10:48am PST
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It’s a new year and soon it will be time to take down decorations and slip into post-holiday routines. If you’re looking to recycle your Christmas tree, there are a handful of chipping events around town that will take it off your hands and support a great local cause in the process:

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Mount Pleasant

When: Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Kingsgate Mall (370 E Broadway)
What: Mount Pleasant BIA’s 4th annual tree chipping event to raise field trip funds for Mount Pleasant Elementary School. Free cookies and hot chocolate. Chipping by donation.

UBC Botanical Garden

When: Now until Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from 9:30am to 4:30pm
Where: UBC Botanical Garden (6804 SW Marine Drive)
What: Christmas tree recycling fundraiser for the food garden expansion at Thunderbird Elementary School. There is a suggested donation of $5.

City of Vancouver Tree Recycling Stations

When: Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
When: Sunday, January 6, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Kerrisdale Community Centre ice rink parking lot (5670 East Blvd)
Kitsilano Beach parking lot (Cornwall Ave and Arbutus)
Sunset Beach upper parking lot (Beach Ave and Broughton)
Rona Home and Garden Grandview (2727 E 12 Ave, overflow parking lot south of 12th)
What: City of Vancouver and volunteers from the Lions Club are providing Christmas tree chipping events in several locations. After the trees are chipped, they are taken to the Vancouver Landfill to be composted. Cash and non-perishable food donations collected at the events will be distributed to local charities.

You can also set out your tree with your food scraps and yard waste in the City of Vancouver. Be sure to remove all ornaments and tinsel.


When: Saturday, January 5th, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Newton Athletic Park (128th St and 74th Ave)
What: Surrey’s 28th Annual Chip-In is by donation to the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society.

When: Saturday, January 5th, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: IGA Mall (17710 No 10 Hwy)
What: By donation, hosted by 1st Cloverdale Scouting.


When: Saturday, January 5th, 2013 from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: Lougheed Town Centre (corner of Austin & North Road)
What: Presented by Burnaby Firefighters Charitable Society. Come on down to the full service Christmas Tree Chip! Hot dogs, pop & firetrucks.

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  1. Traci Penner says:

    1st Cloverdale Scouting is having a Christmas Tree Chip by donation on Saturday, Jan. 5 at the IGA mall at (17710 No 10 Hwy, Surrey). Drop off your tree between 10am-4pm and support youth doing great things!

    (All by Donation – All for Our Youth)

    Emmanuel Covenant Church
    17029 – 16 Avenue
    Surrey, BC

    Saturday, January 5/13 – 10 am to 4 pm
    Sunday, January 6/13 – 1 to 4 pm

  3. Brenda says:

    Great! Will be bringing our trees to be chipped tomorrow to IGA! Support the Scouts!

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