Christmas Tree Disposal Options

What goes up must come down. When the time comes to put away the holiday decorations and take down the Christmas tree, remove the tinsel and baubles from your evergreen and choose a sustainable way to dispose of your tree.

Set it out with your Green Cart

If you receive municipal Green Cart collection, cut and bundle your tree with string, setting it out next to your Green Cart on collection day. Maximum bundle sizes are 1 metre long (3.2 feet) and half a metre (1.6 feet) wide. Learn more about Green Cart collection.

Bring it to a transfer station

You can take your tree to a transfer station for composting. A minimum $10 fee applies to organic waste, plus a $5 transaction fee. Find a transfer station near you.

Take part in a community tree chipping event 

Tree chipping is an environmentally-friendly way to dispose of your tree. Bring your whole tree to a tree chipping event* hosted by a local community group** in the Township:

Saturday, January 4 – 8:30am to 12:30pm

Langley Rugby Club, 21280 Crush Crescent

$10 minimum donation. Funds raised support the Langley Junior Girls European Rugby Tour in March 2020. Refundable beverage containers gratefully accepted for the Rugby Club’s bottle drive on site the same day.

Saturday, January 4 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Willoughby Elementary School, 20766 - 80 Avenue

Funds raised support camp fees, equipment, and activities like rock climbing, canoeing, and group social events. Pick up services are available in the Willoughby area (200 Street to 216 Street / 66 Avenue to Highway 1) for a $10 minimum donation. Pick up is available outside this area for a minimum $20 donation. Contact Susie at 604-619-6504 before Friday, January 3 for pick up. A bottle drive will also be held onsite the same day.

Saturday, January 4 – 9:00am to 3:00pm

Buckley Park, 19680 – 48 Avenue (Langley City)

Funds raised help offset costs for camps and activities for the Beavers, Cubs, and Scout group (ages 5-16). Refundable beverage containers gratefully accepted for the Scout’s bottle drive onsite the same day.

Saturday, January 4 and Sunday, January 5 – 9:00am to 4:30pm

Willowbrook Mall (parking lot), 19705 Fraser Highway

Funds raised support Ride2Survive, a one-day cycling event from Kelowna to Delta raising money for cancer research as an Independent Fundraising Event for the Canadian Cancer Society.

Saturday, January 4 from 9:30am to 4:00pm, and Saturday, January 11 from 9:30am to 1:30pm

Walnut Grove Secondary School, 8919 Walnut Grove Drive

Funds raised support purchasing equipment, activities, and camps for the Scout group. Pick up services are available to Walnut Grove residents for a minimum $10 donation per tree. Pick up is also available to Fort Langley residents for a minimum $15 donation per tree. Contact Brent Japp via email or by calling 604-720-4805 to schedule a pick up.

Saturday, January 4, 10:00am to 3:30pm

D.W. Poppy Secondary School, 23752 - 52 Avenue

Funds raised support D.W. Poppy Secondary School Dry Grad events. Pick up services are available for a minimum $20 donation. Contact Tara at 604-805-2544 or Bruce at 604-209-9452 by Friday, January 3 for pick up and instructions on how to make your donation. A bottle drive will also be held onsite the same day.

* Minimum donations may apply. For questions and complete event details, contact the event host directly. 

** Is your community group hosting a tree-chipping event in the Township? Join the list! Contact 604-532-3562 before Thursday, December 19 for consideration.

Did you dress your tree for the occasion?

Unfortunately, flocked Christmas trees cannot be composted and must be disposed of as garbage.

Looking to get rid of an artificial tree instead?

If it’s still in good shape, consider donating it to a local re-use centre. Artificial trees no longer full of holiday cheer should be disposed of as garbage.

Engineering Division
604-532-7300
opsinfo@tol.ca