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 7 and 8, 2017

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

Please remove all decorations and tinsel.

List of tree chipping locations

Select 'Show more' to view a list of tree chipping locations.

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 Landfill or Transfer Station

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

Collection services and drop off locations

Collection schedules

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

Landfill and Transfer Station

Get more information on the hours of operation and directions to the Landfill and the Transfer Station.