Get Rid of Your Dead Christmas Tree! Tree Chipping in Metro Vancouver {2017 / 2018 guide}


Tree Chipping in Metro VancouverThere 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:

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


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 604-604-557-7065 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.


Residential Christmas tree collection will take place from January 14 to 25, 2018. Please place your tree out for collection on January 14 and it will be collected during these two weeks.

Multi-family complexes that have Burnaby garbage/recycling collection service will have Christmas trees collected the week of January 7, 2018. All trees must be placed out by Monday, January 7 in one accessible location. Trees will be collected during this week.


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 between December 31, 2017 & January 12, 2018.

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 from December 31, 2017 to January 12, 2018.




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.

The Enviro-Smart Organics composting facility (4295 72 Street, Ladner) will take all live trees for recycling. For hours of operation, please contact the facility directly at 604-946-0201.

The Delta Lions Club will once again be providing Christmas tree chipping services. The service is provided by donation, with all proceeds going back to causes within the community. The events will be taking place on January 6 and 7, 2018 at the following locations and times:


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.

Tree Chipping & Bottle Drive Fundraiser to support the parent-sponsored 2018 Dry Grad Celebration. Start 2018 off right by turning your tree into mulch (by donation), bring along your empties and they’ll take them off your hands – hungry? – visit their concession! Event happens January 6th, 2018 from 10:30am – 3:30pm.

Tree chipping by donation on January 6 & 7, 2018 from 9am to 5pm at the Willowbrook Mall parking lot (19706 Fraser Hwy).  Proceeds to  Brian Thornburn and Ride2Survive.  The Ride2Survive is a one day bike ride from Kelowna to Delta. YES, that’s riding 400km in ONE day with 12,000ft of climbing! 100% of your donations go to the Canadian Cancer Society for research.

1st Walnut Grove Scout Group Chipping Event Walnut Grove Secondary School (8919 Walnut Grove Drive) parking lot Pick-up for donation. Contact Brent at (604) 720-4805 or January 6th 9:30am – 4:30pm & January 13: 9:30am – 1:30pm. Tree chipping is done by donation.

Maple Ridge:


New Westminster:


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.

Pitt Meadows:


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.

Art Knapp Plantland & Florist 1300 Dominion Avenue, (604) 942-7518 January 2nd – 28th 10:00am – 4:00pm daily By donation—minimum $5 donation. Proceeds to Juvenile Diabetes.

Port Moody:


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

You can also keep the holiday spirit going by bringing your tree as well as a donation to the Richmond Firefighters Association’s annual Christmas tree chipping event.  Firefighters will be accepting trees from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, January 6, 2018 and Sunday, January 7, 2018 at Garry Point Park. 


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.

Christmas Tree Chipping by donation and Bottle Drive – North Surrey Secondary School, benefitting the 2018 Dry Grad. Donations will benefit North Surrey Secondary’s 2018 Dry Grad fundraising committee. The event happens January 6th & January 7th, 2018 from 9am – 3pm.

Drop off your Christmas tree at Central City’s east parking lot (off King George Boulevard) from 9am to 4pm on January 7, 2018 and the Lions Club will chip it! Minimum $5 donation per tree and proceeds go to the Surrey Food Bank. Special thanks to Bartlett Tree Experts for the tree chipping services. Visit for more information.

Support a good cause and get your Christmas tree chipped at the same time at this annual Christmas Tree Chipping & Bottle Drive. Please enjoy hot chocolate and warm conversation on Saturday January 6th, 2018 from 10-4 or Sunday January 7th, 2018 from 1-4pm at Emmanuel Covenant Church (17029 16 Avenue).

Chip in! Recycle your Christmas tree at one of two locations on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9am – 4pm. Please ensure your live tree is free of wires, decorations and tree stands. Surrey Fire Fighters will be on hand to chip your tree for a donation going to the Surrey Fire Fighters Charitable Society. The events happen at Newton Athletic Park (7395 128 Street) or Guildford Town Centre (105 Avenue & 150 Street).


Bring your tree and a donation and get warmed up with FREE hot chocolate and cookies! 100% of your donation goes to Mount Pleasant Elementary School PAC for the purchase of current technology for students. The event happens on January 7, 2018 from 10am – 4pm at the Kingsgate Mall, Upper East Side Parking Lot (270 East Broadway).

Give your Christmas tree new life by recycling it at UBC Botanical Garden from December 26th, 2017 to January 8th, 2018 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. 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.

Head to Riley Park (50 E 30 Avenue) on Saturday January 13, 2018 from 10am – 2pm. Tree chipping is by donation and proceeds go to the Little Mountain Neighbourhood House.

Little Mountain Neighbourhood House Riley Park 50 E30th Ave January 13 10:00am – 2:00pm Tree chipping is by donation.

West Vancouver:


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