Christmas Tree ChippingThere are a number of ways various cities across Metro Vancouver are helping residents dispose of their Christmas trees. Click on your city in the list below and check out how you can get rid of your festive tree. Remember, many of the tree chipping events are fundraisers for non-profit organizations so please come ready to make a donation. You can find out more about these tree chipping events at: www.rcbc.ca

Abbotsford | Burnaby | Chilliwack | Coquitlam |Delta | Langley | Maple Ridge | New Westminster | North Vancouver | Port Coquitlam | Port Moody | Richmond | Surrey | Vancouver | West Vancouver | White Rock

Abbotsford:

Christmas trees can be cut into smaller pieces and placed in your compostable waste container or into tied bundles for curbside collection. Bundle length must be shorter than 1 m and bundle diameter must be less than 60 cm.

Christmas trees can also be taken directly to the Net Zero Waste Abbotsford composting facility where they will be accepted in exchange for a minimum $4 donation. This year, all proceeds from the Christmas tree collection will go towards supporting compost education for Abbotsford schools and for compost donations to community gardens and public spaces. The composting facility is located at 5050 Gladwin Road. Contact Net Zero Waste Abbotsford at 604-557-7065 for more information.

Decorated or flocked trees will not be collected curbside or accepted at the composting facility. These items should be taken to a transfer station for disposal.

Burnaby:

Residential Christmas tree collection will take place from January 6 – 24, 2020. Please place your tree out for collection on January 6 and it will be collected during these two weeks. The same dates apply for multi-family complexes.

Chilliwack:

Have your tree at your curbside by 7am on your regular collection day. Ensure all decorations have been removed. There is a limit to 2 trees per household. Trees need to be bare but not wrapped. The pick up is available during the first two weeks of January.

Drop off your tree for FREE at the Parr Road Green Depot (45175 Parr Road). Limit of 4 trees per residence. People are encouraged to bring a donation of food or cash. Available for the first 2 weeks in January 2020.

Minter Country Gardens Chipping Event

Date: early-mid January, 2020
Time: regular business hours
Address: Minter Country Gardens, 10015 Young Road
Notes: by cash donation or non-perishable food item. Flocked trees are accepted.

Coquitlam:

Coquitlam residents can drop off their tree for FREE at the Coquitlam Transfer Station (1200 United Boulevard).

Kinsmen Club Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 3pm
Address: Miller Park Community School, 800 Egmont Avenue
Notes: by donation

Kinsmen Club Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Coquitlam Town Centre, Stadium Parking Lot A
Notes: proceeds from this by-donation-event go to local community groups.

Friends of Mundy Park Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 3pm
Address: Mundy Park Gravel Lot, off of Hillcrest Avenue
Notes: by donation

Scouts Francophones Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 3pm
Address: Canadian Tire, 1200 Seguin Drive
Notes: donations go to support the Scouts.

Delta:

Did you know that live trees can be put out alongside your Green Can on collection day? Make sure that all large trees are cut in half to make it easier for our collection crews.

Enviro Smart Organics (4295 72nd Street) invites Delta residents to drop off their tree for FREE during weekday business hours.

Lions Club of Delta Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Address: Sungod Recreation Centre, 7815 112 Street
Notes: The service is provided by donation, with all proceeds going back to causes within the community

Tsawwassen Lions Club Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 5pm
Address: South Delta Recreation Service, 1720 56th Street
Notes: The service is provided by donation, with all proceeds going back to causes within the community

Ladner Lions Club Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Memorial Park, 5010 47th Avenue
Notes: The service is provided by donation, with all proceeds going back to causes within the community

Lions Clubs of Delta Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4:30pm
Address: North Delta Recreation Centre, 11415 84th Avenue
Notes: The service is provided by donation, with all proceeds going back to causes within the community

Langley:

For both the City & Township of Langley, residents are able to place their tree curbside by 7am on their regular collection day. Trees must be cut in half, then bundled. The end package should be no more than a metre long and half a metre wide.

1st Willoughby Scout Group Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Willoughby Elementary School, 20766 80th Avenue
Notes: $10 minimum donation, funds raised support camp fees, activities, and supplies for the 1st Willoughby Scout group. Pick up services are offered between 216 Street and from 66 Avenue to Highway 1 for a minimum $20 donation. Contact Susie at 604-619-6504 for pick up.

1st Walnut Grove Scout Group Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4:30 (Jan 5) & 9:30am – 2:30pm (Jan 12)
Address: Walnut Grove Secondary School, 8919 Walnut Grove Drive
Notes: Tree chipping is done by donation. Pick-up is available by donation. Contact Brent at (604) 720-4805 or treepickup@1stwalnutgrovescouts.ca

10th Langley Scouts Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Safeway, Fraser Hwy & Langley Bypass
Notes: Event is by donation and proceeds go to the Scouts

2nd Brookswood Scouts Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Brookswood Secondary, 20902 37A Avenue
Notes: Event is by donation and proceeds go to the Scouts

Ride2Survive Chipping Event

Date: January 4 & 5, 2020
Time: 9am – 4:30
Address: Willowbrook Mall parking lot, 19705 Fraser Hwy
Notes: Proceeds from the tree chipping support Ride2Survive. Ride2Survive is a one day bike ride from Kelowna to Delta. YES, that’s riding 400km in ONE day with 12,000ft of climbing! This event has NO overheads so 100% of your donations go to the Canadian Cancer Society for research.

DW Poppy Dry Grad Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 10am – 3:30pm
Address: DW Poppy Secondary School, 23752 52nd Avenue
Notes: There is also a bottle drive running during this event. Proceeds go to support dry grad.

2nd Langley Mavericks Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 3pm
Address: Buckley Park, 19680 48th Street
Notes: This event is by donation

Maple Ridge:

Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Search and Rescue Building, 23598 Jim Robson Way
Notes: Event by donation, proceeds to the Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue and First Haney Rovers

Garibaldi Secondary School Music Department Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Garibaldi Secondary School, 24789 Dewdney Trunk Road
Notes: Event is by donation; $5 minimum

New Westminster:

New West Firefighters Tree Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 10am – 3pm
Address: Canada Games Pool Parking Lot, East 6th Avenue & McBride
Notes: Event is by donation. There will also be a clothing drive for the Lions Club.

North Vancouver:

For both the City & District of North Vancouver, residents are able to place their tree curbside by 7am on their regular collection day. Trees must be cut to 3ft lengths. Bundles can be 1m x 30cm or put into the Yard Trimmings can.

North Shore Scouts Chipping Event

Date: January 4 & 5, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Ray Perrault Park, Moody Avenue & 13th Street
Notes: Post-holiday chip up service provided by donation. Money raised will help fund Scouting activities for over 400 youth on the North Shore.

North Shore Scouts Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: St Clement’s Church, 3400 Institute Road
Notes: Post-holiday chip up service provided by donation. Money raised will help fund Scouting activities for over 400 youth on the North Shore.

City of North Vancouver Fire Department Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 8:30am – 4:30pm
Address: Rona Store parking lot, 1160 East 3rd Street
Notes: By donation to the North Vancouver City Firefighters Foundation

Montroyal Elementary School Christmas Tree Chipping

Date:
Time: 10am – 3pm
Address: Montroyal Elementary School,5310 Sonora Drive
Notes: By donation; $5 suggested

Upper Lonsdale Preschool Tree Chip

Date:
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: District Hall Parking Lot, 355 W Queens Road
Notes: By donation

North Shore Rescue Chip Up for Charity

Date:
Time: 9am – 5pm
Address: Westview Shopping Centre Parking Lot, 2601 Westview Drive
Notes: Minimum donations of $5

Larson Elementary School Grade 7 Class Chipping Event

Date: January 5, 2020
Time: 10am – 2pm
Address: Larson Elementary School, 2605 Larson Road
Notes: Minimum $5 donation for the chip-up. Bottles/cans can also be dropped off for recycling. All funds raised will benefit the Grade 7 graduation activities and legacy gift.

Port Coquitlam:

Residents with curbside Green Cart collection may cut up, bundle their tree and place it in their green cart on their regular collection day.

Port Coquitlam Firefighters Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: 1725 Broadway Street
Notes: by donation, minimum $5. Proceeds to BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. Also accepting Christmas lights and polystyrene packaging foam.

Art Knapp Plantland & Florist

Date:
Time: regular business hours
Address: 1300 Dominion Avenue
Notes: By donation—minimum $5 donation. Proceeds to Juvenile Diabetes.

Port Moody:

Port Moody Firefighters Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: 150 Newport Drive (Inlet Centre Fire Hall)
Notes: by donation, minimum $5. Proceeds to BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. Vehicle vacuuming services available; hot chocolate served.

Richmond:

Residents with curbside Green Cart collection may cut up, bundle the pieces and place it at the curbside on their regular collection day.  The tree should be cut and bundled to a maximum size of three feet by two feet and four inches in diameter.

The City’s Recycling Depot, located at 5555 Lynas Lane, accepts trees between 9 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. from Wednesday to Sunday.  Please note the depot is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and statutory holidays. 

Drop off at Ecowaste Industries, which is located at 15111 Williams Road.  For hours of operation, call 604-277-1410 or visit www.ecowaste.com.

Richmond Firefighters Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Garry Point Park (corner of 7th Ave & Chatham)
Notes: By donation, proceeds to the Richmond Firefighters charitable society.

Surrey:

Residents with curbside Green Cart collection may cut up, bundle their tree and place it at the curbside on their regular collection day. The tree should be cut and bundled to a maximum size of three feet and be placed either in the organics bin or bundles.

The Surrey Transfer Station (9770 192nd Street) will accept trees between 8am – 5pm. Yard waste tipping fees apply.

Surrey Central Lions Club Chipping Event

Date: January 5, 2020
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Surrey Central Mall Parking, 10153 King George Blvd
Notes: By donation. Proceeds to the Surrey Food Bank.

Surrey Firefighters Annual Tree Chip – Newton

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Newton Athletic Park, 7395 128th Street
Notes: By donation, proceeds to the Fire Fighters Charitable Society

Surrey Firefighters Annual Tree Chip – Guildford

Date:
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Guildford Town Centre, 10355 152 Street
Notes: By donation, proceeds to the Fire Fighters Charitable Society

Jane Stock Horticulture Foundation Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 10am – 2pm
Address: Hunters Garden Centre & Flower Shop, 15175 72nd Avenue
Notes: By donation

Emmanual Covenant Church Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 10am – 4pm (Jan 5) & 1pm – 4pm (Jan 6)
Address: Emmanual Covenant Church, 17029 16 Avenue
Notes: By donation, also accepting bottles & food donations for charity

Holy Cross Secondary School Chipping Event

Date:
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Holy Cross Secondary School, 16193 88th Avenue
Notes: Drop off by donation, also a bottle drive

Vancouver:

Residents with curbside waste collection may place their tree out by 7am January 11, 2020. Trees will be collected the weekend of January 11-12. Keep at least 1 metre from wheeled carts; do NOT place in bag.

UBC Botanical Garden Chipping Event

Date: December 26, 2019 – January 8, 2020
Time: 10am – 4:30pm
Address: 6804 SW Marine Drive
Notes: Trees will be chipped into mulch and used on garden trails. Yard trimmings will not be accepted as invasive plants from other areas can harm the Garden. Please remove all decorations and tinsel prior to drop off. A minimum donation is $5 is appreciated.

Lions Club Chipping Event – Kerrisdale

Date: January 4 & 5, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Kerrisdale Community Ice Rink, East Boulevard & north of 41st Street
Notes: By donation of cash and non-perishable food items. Proceeds to local charities.

Lions Club Chipping Event – Kitsilano

Date: January 4 & 5, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Kitsilano Beach parking lot (Cornwall & Arbutus)
Notes: By donation of cash and non-perishable food items. Proceeds to local charities.

Lions Club Chipping Event – Trout Lake

Date: January 4 & 5, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive
Notes: By donation of cash and non-perishable food items. Proceeds to local charities.

Lions Club Chipping Event – Sunset Beach

Date: January 4 & 5, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Sunset Beach upper parking lot, Beach & Broughton
Notes: By donation of cash and non-perishable food items. Proceeds to local charities.

Mount Pleasant BIA Tree Chipping for the Kids

Date: January 5, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Kingsgate Mall, 370 East Broadway, Upper East Parking Lot
Notes: Bring your tree and a donation and we’ll warm you up with FREE Hot Chocolate and cookies! 100% of your donation goes to Mount Pleasant Elementary School PAC for the purchase of school jerseys and banners for their sports teams.

West Vancouver:

West Vancouver Scouts

Date: January 4 & 5, 2020
Time: 10am – 5pm
Address: Scout Tree lot, Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue
Notes: Post-holiday chip up service provided by donation. Money raised will help fund Scouting activities for over 400 youth on the North Shore.

West Vancouver Scouts

Date: January 4 & 5, 2020
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Hollyburn Plaza, Marine Drive & 18th Street
Notes: Post-holiday chip up service provided by donation. Money raised will help fund Scouting activities for over 400 youth on the North Shore.

White Rock:

City of White Rock Fire Department Tree Chipping

Date:
Time: 10am – 2pm
Address: Centennial Park Arena, 14600 North Bluff Road
Notes: By donation, proceeds to local charities