Recycle your Christmas tree

Recycling your Christmas tree

Bring your tree for chipping, donate to charity

Every year City 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.

Tree chipping on January 6 and 7, 2018

Drop-off your Christmas tree from 10:00am to 4:00pm at one of these locations.

Please remove all decorations and tinsel.

Set out your tree out for collection

We collect live, cut Christmas trees from residents with City Green Bin service. If you have Green Bin service, put your tree in your collection area by 7:00am on January 14 for pick up. 

To get your tree ready for pick-up:

  • Remove all decorations and tinsel
  • Lay the tree on its side, 1 m away from garbage and green bins
  • Leave the tree loose (no bags, string, or rope)

If your tree isn't picked up on collection day, leave it out. We use different trucks to collect trees so our crews may come later.

Drop off your tree at the transfer station or landfill

Bring your tree to the Vancouver South Transfer Station or Vancouver Landfill for free until January 31. Remove all decorations and tinsel beforehand.

Collection services and drop off locations

Garbage and recycling schedule

Collection schedules

Find your waste collection schedule and download the VanCollect app to sign up for reminders.

Vancouver South Transfer Station sign

Vancouver South Transfer Station

Your destination for disposing of oversized items, yard and garden waste and clean wood.

Landfill compactor

Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot

A waste disposal facility and recycling depot all in one. Find out more about our landfill in Delta.