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Chipwrecked: green ways to get rid of your Christmas tree

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If you don't have your own Alvin and the Chipmunks crew to take care of your Christmas tree, don't worry. The City of Vancouver has some chipping, pick-up and drop-off options available:

Please remove all tinsel, lights and decorations. And bring real trees only, please.


Lions Club tree chipping events
will be held in four locations around the city on Saturday, January 7, or Sunday, January 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Kerrisdale Community Ice Rink parking lot
    East Boulevard north of 41st Ave.
  • Kitsilano Beach parking lot
    Cornwall Ave. and Arbutus St.
  • Sunset Beach upper parking lot
    Beach Avenue and Broughton St.
  • Rona Home & Garden, Grandview Store
    2727 East 12th Ave. – overflow parking lot south of 12th Ave.
Bring your tree for chipping and help the Lions Club with donations of cash and non-perishable food items for local charities.
 
Yard trimming collection

Vancouverites who participate in City yard trimmings/food scraps collection can put their Christmas tree out before 7 a.m. on their regular yard trimmings collection day until January 31.
 
For details on yard trimmings disposal, call 3-1-1 or visit: vancouver.ca/yardtrimmings.
 
Transfer Station and Landfill

Residents can drop off trees for free until January 31 at the Vancouver South Transfer Station at 377 Kent Ave. North, or the Vancouver Landfill at 5400 72nd St. in Delta.

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