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.

Take part in a community tree chipping event 

Tree chipping is an environmentally-friendly way to dispose of your tree. Several local not-for-profit organizations and clubs run tree chipping events after the holidays. This year, if you choose to participate in a community tree-chipping event, be sure to practice physical distancing, wear a mask, wash your hands, and abide by all COVID-19 safety plan requirements.


Brookswood Secondary School
Group: 2nd Brookswood Eagles Scout Group
Date & Time: Sunday, January 2 and Saturday, January 8 from 9:00am to 3:30pm
Address: 20902 – 37A Avenue
Details: Tree chipping is by donation. The event will also be hosting a bottle drive and is in support of Scouts Canada Programs, such as camps, jamborees, training, or field trips, etc.


DW Poppy Secondary School
Group: DW Poppy Dry Grad Tree Chipping Fundraising Event
Date & Time: Sunday, January 2 from 10:00am to 3:00pm 
Address: 23752 – 52 Avenue
Details: Tree chipping is by donation and is in support of a DW Poppy Dry Grad event. Pick-up services are available with a minimum donation of $20 (no minimum donation for drop-off). To arrange tree pick-up, contact dwpoppydrygrad@gmail.com.


Pick-Up Service Only
Group: Chipping Away at a Cure
Date & Time: Saturday, January 8 from 6:00am to 2:00pm
Address: Langley, BC (pick-up service only event)
Details: Tree chipping is by donation and is in support of the Canadian Cancer Foundation. To schedule a tree pick-up, please go to: www.chippingawayatacure.com.


Willowbrook Mall Parking Lot
Group:
Ride2Survive’s Annual Willowbrook Tree Chipping Fundraiser
Date & Time: Saturday, January 8 and Sunday, January 9 from 9:00am to 4:30 pm
Address: 19705 Fraser Highway (at the corner of 197 street and Willowbrook Drive)
Details: Tree chipping is by donation and is in support of the Canadian Cancer Society, benefiting Ride 2 Survive and Cops for Cancer.


Community tree-chipping events will be listed here as they arise. Is your community group hosting a tree-chipping event in the Township? Join the list! Contact 604-533-6090 x3332 before Wednesday, December 22 for consideration.

Bring it to a Recycling and Waste Centre

You can take your tree to a Recycling and Waste Centre for composting. A minimum $10 fee applies to organic waste. Find a Recycling and Waste Centre near you.

Double check for leftover decorations

While decorations help make your tree feel festive for the season, only trees free from decor are accepted at chipping events and Recycling and Waste Centres. Before taking your tree for disposal, be sure to remove all ornaments, tinsel, or other decorations. Think you’ve got them all? Check one more time. Chipped up ornaments pose a safety concern for crews handling Christmas tree disposal.

Did you flock your tree this year? Flocked trees should 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
604-533-6090 x3332
opsinfo@tol.ca