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.

 Remove all decorations and tinsel.

When:

Saturday, January 5 and Sunday, January 6, 10am to 4pm.

Where: 

  • Kerrisdale Community Ice Rink parking lot
    (5670 E Blvd, north of 41st Ave)
  • Kitsilano Beach parking lot
    (Cornwall Ave and Arbutus St)
  • Sunset Beach upper parking lot
    (Beach Ave and Broughton St)
  • Trout Lake Community Centre parking lot
    (3360 Victoria Drive, south of E 12th Avenue)

Set out your tree out for collection

Live, cut Christmas trees will be collected from households with City Green Bin service during the weekend of January 12 to 13, 2019. To ensure pickup, residents should set out their tree by 7am on Saturday, January 12.

To get your tree ready for pick-up:

  • Remove all decorations and tinsel
  • Lay the tree on its side
  • Leave the tree loose (no bags, string, or rope)
  • Do not put your tree inside your Green Bin

 January 12 to 13 is also a designated leaf collection weekend. Leaves should be set out in paper yard waste bags or in store-bought bins (max. 100 litres) by 7am on Saturday, January 12.

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

Collection schedules

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.