MAP: Where to drop off your Christmas tree in 2015-2016.
Green trees are charity chipping events, red trees are municipal drop-offs.
With the new year upon us, it’s time to think about what to do with that Christmas tree.
You’ve got several options, including charity chipping events.
In Vancouver, those events are operated by the Lions Club on Janurary 9th and 10th.
Club member Jesse Johl says it’s a fundraiser the group relies on.
“A lot of things that are not as glamorous or well-publicized on TV get some much needed funding and a helping hand up from these four clubs and the tree chipping services that they offer in January.”
Johl asks people to bring a non-perishable food item for the Food Bank or a monetary donation in exchange for the tree chipping.
The Lions’ tree chipping events are just one of the many charity drop off options around the region. Others are run by Firefighters’ funds, scout troops, schools, and the BC Cancer foundation.
If you don’t want to attend the event, many cities, including Vancouver, Surrey, Richmond, North Vancouver, Langley, Delta, Coquitlam and Burnaby offer municipal curbside tree pick up.
Rules about how to prepare the tree and when they get picked up vary, so you’ll want to check with your local government if you choose to go that route.
Alternately, you can drop your tree at municipal landfills and transfer facilities, along with a variety of select recycling depots.