Christmas Tree Disposal Options

Christmas Tree
Christmas Tree

Some of the more Grinch-like people I know have already taken their Christmas tree or Festivus Pole down and are already struggling with the Christmas tree disposal question.

Rather than throwing your Christmas tree over your back fence into your neighbour’s yard, consider reducing inter-neighbour conflict by disposing of your natural Christmas tree at one of several community tree chipping events:

Kinsmen Club and 1st Kinsmen Scout Group

Date: Saturday, January 3 and Sunday January 4

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Town Centre Stadium Parking Lot A


Kinsmen Club and Centennial Music Department

Date: Sunday, January 4

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Location: Centennial Secondary School


The Friends of Mundy Park Heritage Society

Date: Saturday, January 3 and Sunday, January 4

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Mundy Park Gravel Lot (off Hillcrest Ave)


Scouts Francophones de Maillardville

Date: Saturday, January 3

Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Location: Canadian Tire (1200 Seguin Drive, off Lougheed near IKEA)

Trees must be free of any decorations or tinsel and all chipping is by donation to support the community groups organizing the events.

If you are like me last year and you missed each of these Christmas tree disposal events, you can also take out all your post-Christmas aggression on your tree and hack it to bits and then put the remains in your Green Cart, as long as the lid is completely closed and the tree is cut into one-metre lengths and a maximum of 10 centimetres in diameter.

Whole or cut trees can also be dropped off for free at the Coquitlam Yard Trimmings Drop Off Facility (995 United Boulevard). If you choose this option, you should be aware that it has been scientifically proven that it is impossible to ever get the needles of Christmas trees out of the vehicle you transport the tree in. Good luck with your Christmas tree disposal – whatever method you choose.

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  1. The NW Firefighters Charitable society is also doing their tree chipping event in the Canada Games Pool Parking Lot on Sat and Sun. All trees are chipped and proceeds and donations go to the society. They provide Sd40 with money every year to feed hungry kids and this year also sponsored a Run and Read after school program at Lord Kelvin.

    The animal rescue group at Burnaby Lake is also looking for trees to help build natural pens for rescued wildlife to re coup in. They are suggestioning a $10 donation.

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