There are a number of ways 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 be sure to make a donation. You can find out more about these tree-chipping events at: www.rcbc.ca.

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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. The bundle length must be shorter than 1 m and the 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 $5 donation. This year, all proceeds from the Christmas tree collection will go towards the First Nations Scholarship Fund organized by Net Zero Waste. 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 9 – 27, 2023. Please place your tree out for collection on January 9th and it will be collected during these two weeks. The same dates apply to 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). People are encouraged to bring a donation of food or cash. Available for the first 2 weeks in January 2023.  After that, Parr Road Green Depot will still take your tree, but fees will apply.

Minter Country Gardens Chipping Event

Date: January 3 – 10, 2023
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 trees for FREE at the Coquitlam Transfer Station (1200 United Boulevard).

Scouts francophone de Maillardville

Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 9am – 3pm
Address: Canadian Tire Parking Lot, 1200 Seguin Drive
Notes: This event is by donation.

Friends of Mundy Park

Date: January 7 & 8, 2023
Time: 9am – 3pm
Address: Mundy Park (Spani Pool parking lot), 655 Hillcrest Street
Notes: This event is by donation.

Kinsmen Club of Coquitlam

Date: January 7 & 8, 2023
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Town Centre Park, Parking Lot A
Notes: This event is by donation.


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.

North Delta Lions Club Chipping Event

Date: January 7& 8, 2023
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Ladner Memorial Park AND North Delta Sungod parking lot
Notes: The service is provided by donation, with all proceeds going back to causes within the community

Tsawwassen Lions Club Chipping Event

Date: January 7 & 8, 2023
Time: 9am – 4pm
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


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 Walnut Grove Scouts

Date: December 31, 2022 & January 7, 2023
Time: 9:00am-2:00pm
Address: Walnut Grove Secondary School (8919 Walnut Grove Drive)
Notes: Event is by donation. For a $10 fee, they will pick up your tree in Walnut Grove, or $20 fee to pick up in Langley Township. Contact Brent Japp to request pick up at treepickup@1stwalnutgrovescouts.ca or 604-720-4805.

2nd Brookswood Scouts Chipping Event

Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Brookswood Secondary, 20902 37A Avenue
Notes: Event is by donation and proceeds go to the Scouts. There is also a bottle drive running at the same time if you have bottles to donate to the Scouts.

Tim Keis Real Estate Team (on behalf of the Langley Food Bank)

Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 9am-3pm
Address: Hakim’s Independent Grocer (20678 Willoughby Town Centre Dr.)
Notes: Tree chipping by donation. All funds raised go to Langley Food Bank. Non-perishable food items are also accepted.

DW Poppy Dry Grad Chipping Event

Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 10am – 3:00pm
Address: DW Poppy Secondary School, 23752 52nd Avenue
Notes: Tree chipping is by $20 minimum donation and is in support of the DW Poppy Dry Grad event. Pick up services are available for a $30 minimum donation. Contact 604-838-7877 for pick up.

1st Willoughby Scouts

Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 9:00am-4:00pm
Address: Willoughby Elementary School (20766 80 Ave.)
Notes: Chipping by donation. Pick up services available for a minimum donation of $10 in Willoughby area or $20 minimum outside Willoughby. Contact 604-619-6504 for pick up.

Tara Guiel Real Estate Team with Ridge Bins

Date: January 8, 2023
Time: 11:00am-2:00pm
Address: Walnut Grove Secondary (8919 Walnut Grove Drive)
Notes: Tree chipping by donation. Funds raised will be donated to the Walnut Grove Secondary Breakfast Club

Tree Chipping Benefitting the Canadian Cancer Society

Date: January 7 & 8, 2023
Time: 9am-5pm (both days)
Address: Willowbrook Shopping Centre (corner of 197 Street and Willowbrook Drive)
Notes: Trees will be accepted and donations can be made by cash or card. Pop bottles will not be accepted at this time.


Maple Ridge:

Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue Chipping Event

Date: January 7, 8, 14, 15, 2023
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Search and Rescue Building, 23598 Jim Robson Way
Notes: Event by donation, proceeds to the Ridge Meadows Search & Rescue. Pickup available for a $10 minimum donation. To schedule a pick-up, head here: 1sthaneyscoutgroup.com

New Westminster:

New West Firefighters Tree Chipping Event

Date: January 7 & 8, 2023
Time: 10am-3pm
Address: City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue
Notes: Event is by donation.


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 1, 2, 7, 8, 2023
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm (Chevron Gas Station), 10am-4pm (Ray Perrault Park)
Address: Chevron Gas Station in Edgemont Village OR Ray Perrault Park (Grand Boulevard and 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.


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: January 7 & 8, 2023
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: 1725 Broadway Street
Notes: Minimum $10 donation for drop off, or $20 donation for pick-up. Request a tree pick-up here: www.portcoquitlam.ca


Port Moody:

Port Moody Firefighters Chipping Event

Date: January 7 & 8, 2023
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: 150 Newport Drive (Inlet Centre Fire Hall)
Notes: by donation, minimum $5. Proceeds to BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. This is a drive-thru event and everyone is asked to please remain in their vehicles at all times. Tree pick-up is available. Please email burnfund2399@gmail.com 


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.


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 Firefighters Annual Tree Chip – Guildford

Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 8am – 4pm
Address: Guildford Town Centre, 10355 152 Street
Notes: By donation, proceeds to the Fire Fighters Charitable Society

Central City Tree Chip for Charity

Date: January 7, 2023
Time: 9am – 4pm
Address: Central City Shopping Centre, 10153 King George Blvd
Notes: By donation, proceeds to the Surrey Food Bank.


Vancouver:

Residents with curbside waste collection may place their tree out by 7am on January 14 &15, 21 & 22, 2023.Trees will be collected the weekend of your zone. Keep at least 1 metre from wheeled carts; do NOT place in bag.

UBC Botanical Garden Chipping Event

Date: December 26, 2022 – January 9, 2023
Time: 10am – 2pm
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. Proceeds directly support Britannia Community Elementary, a school located in Grandview-Woodland neighbourhood to provide free and equitable access to vulnerable students as part of their gardening program, which focuses on ecological literacy.

Lions Club Chipping Event – Kerrisdale

Date: January 7 & 8, 2023
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 7 & 8, 2023
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 7 & 8, 2023
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 – King George Secondary School

Date: January 7 & 8, 2023
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: King George Secondary School, 1755 Barclay Street
Notes: By donation of cash and non-perishable food items. Proceeds to local charities.

Mt Pleasant Tree Chip

Date: January 8, 2023
Time: 10am – 4pm
Address: Kingsgate Mall, Upper East Side Parking Lot, 370 East Broadway
Notes: Bring your tree and a donation, and enjoy complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Proceeds support Mount Pleasant Elementary School PAC.


West Vancouver:

West Vancouver Scouts

Date: January 1, 2, 8, 9, 2023
Time: 9am – 5pm (Scout Tree Lot), 10am-4pm (Hollyburn Plaza)
Address: Scout Tree lot, Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue OR Hollyburn Plaza
Notes: Post-holiday chip up service provided by donation. Money raised will help fund Scouting activities for over 400 youth on the North Shore.