Recycle your Christmas tree

Recycling your Christmas tree

Collected trees are turned into nutrient-rich compost

This compost is sold to residential gardeners, commercial landscapers, and municipal parks departments.

Prepare your tree

Remove all:

  • Lights
  • Decorations
  • Tinsel

Artificial trees or trees sprayed with artificial snow or foam are not accepted.

Recycling options for live, cut trees

The Vancouver Landfill and Vancouver South Transfer Station are closed on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Collection services and drop off locations

Get your collection schedule

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

Vancouver South Transfer Station

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

Vancouver Landfill and Recycling Depot

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