Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Vancouver

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

If you have a live, cut Christmas tree that you will need to dispose of over the next week or so, there are several tree chipping and tree recycling options in Vancouver.

Dead tree on pavement
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Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Vancouver

Christmas Tree Chipping

City of Vancouver staff and Lions Club volunteers provide Christmas tree chipping events where they are chipped then taken to the Vancouver Landfill to be composted. Cash and non-perishable food donations collected at the events is distributed to local charities.

Drop-off your Christmas tree on Saturday, January 4th and Sunday, January 5th, 2014 from 10:00am to 4:00pm at one of these locations:

Kerrisdale Community Ice Rink parking lot
(5670 E Blvd, north of 41st Ave)

Kitsilano Beach parking lot
(Cornwall Ave and Arbutus St)

Sunset Beach upper parking lot
(Beach Ave and Broughton St)

Rona Home & Garden
(Grandview store – 2727 E 12th Ave)

Tree Chipping for Mount Pleasant Elementary School
Sunday, January 5, 2014 only from 10:00am to 4:00pm
Kingsgate Mall (370 East Broadway) lower east side parking lot
All proceeds here go to building a new playground at the school

City Yard Waste Pick-Up

You can also put your tree out with your yard waste to be collected by the City of drop the tree off at a landfill or transfer station. Crews will collect Christmas trees with yard waste, on your regular collection day, until January 31. Christmas trees are collected manually, using a different truck than the regular yard waste truck. If your Christmas tree is not collected on your scheduled yard waste day, leave it set out for a later pickup.

Be sure to remove all decorations and tinsel, place the tree on its side, 1m away from your garbage and green bins, leave the tree loose (do not place the tree in a bag, or bundle it with string or rope). Read more from the City of Vancouver online.


There are two locations for tree chipping in Surrey on Saturday, January 4, 2014. This first is Newton Athletic Park (128 Street & 74 Ave) from 10:00am to 4:00pm and the other is the Adams Road PAC Tree Chipping and Bottle Drive from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

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  1. Emmanuel Covenant ChurchFriday, January 3rd, 2014 — 9:47pm PST

    Annual Christmas Tree Chipping & Bottle Drive
    (All By Donation – All For Our Youth)

    Sat, Jan.4, 2014 – 10 am to 4 pm
    Sun, Jan.5, 2014 – 1 to 4 pm

    Emmanuel Covenant Church
    17029 – 16 Avenue, Surrey, BC

    Please join us for some hot chocolate & warm conversation.

  2. KatherineSaturday, January 4th, 2014 — 10:56am PST

    Lord Tweedsmuir High School is also having a tree chipping and bottle drive event today, 6151-180th Street.

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