What do you do with your Christmas tree after its spangles are no longer needed?
Every year we tell you to head down to the Kitsilano Beach parking lot where the City of Vancouver and volunteers from the Lions Club will help you recycle your Christmas tree Fargo-style.
Not this year. The City has cancelled their annual tree chipping events.
So, how are you going to get rid of your tree this year??
The City has a few suggestions on how to recycle your live, cut Christmas tree.
Set it out for curbside collection
Properties that receive weekly City Green Bin service are eligible for curbside Christmas tree collection during the weekend of January 9 and 10, 2021. To ensure pickup, set your tree out before 7am on Saturday, January 9.
Drop it off for free at the Transfer Station or Landfill
Drop off your tree for free at the Vancouver South Transfer Station or Vancouver Landfill until January 31, 2021. Be sure to remove all lights and decorations beforehand.
Cut it into small pieces and place in your green bin
You can cut up your Christmas tree into small pieces and place in your green bin for regular pickup. Pieces should be less than 50 cm in length (18 in) and less than 10 cm (4 in) in diameter. Be sure the green bin is loosely packed and the lid closes completely.
Learn more about your options here.
Last modified: January 14, 2021