Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Vancouver, Surrey, Langley

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Tree chipping events, enabling you to recycling your Christmas tree, begin the first weekend of January. Check your city’s official website for disposal, chipping, and recycling information or check out these events that support local organizations:

Where to Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Dead tree on pavement
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January 3, 2016
Join Mount Pleasant Elementary School at Kingsgate Mall from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Get free hot chocolate and cookies when you bring your tree for chipping along with a donation. Your donation goes to Mount Pleasant’s new community playground, furniture for the school library, and equipment for outdoor play.

Until January 5, 2016
The annual UBC Botanical Garden tree chipping fundraiser for School Food Gardens is open 9:30am to 4:30pm daily, by donation. This year, UBC Botanical Garden tree chipping fundraiser will proudly support Tillicum Community Annex SPEC School Garden Program. $5 Suggested donation.

January 9 & 10, 2016
Every year City of Vancouver staff and Lions Club volunteers provide Christmas tree chipping events. After the trees are chipped, they are taken to the Vancouver Landfill to be composted. Your cash and non-perishable food donations collected at the events will be distributed to local charities.

Drop-off your Christmas tree from 10:00am to 4:00pm at one of these locations: Rona Home & Garden, Grandview store; Sunset Beach parking lot at Beach Avenue and Broughton Street; Kitsilano Beach parking lot; Kerrisdale Community Ice Rink parking lot.

You can also set out your tree out for collection. Check your city’s website for details if your city also collects food scraps and yard waste. In Vancouver, you can set out your live, cut Christmas tree for collection by 7:00am on January 16, 2016. Remember to remove all tinsel and decorations.


January 2, 2016
A Christmas tree chipping and bottle drive event in support of the Surrey United Soccer Association from 9:00am to 3:00pm at Cloverdale Athletic Park (6410 168 St, Surrey).

January 2, 2016
Annual Tree Chip at Newton Athletic Park (7395 128 St, Surrey) from 9:00am to 4:00pm with all donations going to the Surrey Firefighters Charitable Society.

January 2, 2016
Enver Creek Secondary Dry Grad fundraiser with Christmas tree chipping by donation, along with a bottle and clothing drive from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the school (14505 84 Ave, Surrey).

January 2 & 3, 2016
Tree Chipping hosted by Rotary Club of Surrey Guildford from 10:00am to 4:00pm daily at North Surrey Secondary School (15945 96th Ave, Surrey).


January 2 & 3, 2016
The Ride 2Survive is holding a tree chipping fundraiser by donation at the Willowbrook Mall parking lot from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day. The Ride2Survive operates a one-day cycling event from Kelowna to Delta BC to raise funds for cancer research through as an Independent Fundraising Event for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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