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Christmas Tree Chipping & Disposal
Evergreen Tree Branch
The City of Port Coquitlam does not provide curbside Christmas tree collection.

Residents have several options for recycling their trees:

Green cart: Trees without tinsel or chemical sprays can be chopped up and placed in green carts in pieces that are up to 3" in diameter and 40" long. See below for how-to video.
Tree chipping services:
Local tree chipping events turn your Christmas tree into usable mulch and chips while raising funds for charity.
Learn more about tree chipping – view the Metro Vancouver video.
Recycle That Wrapping Paper!
Residents are also reminded the most Christmas wrap can be recycled and should be disposed of in your blue recycling cart. Please do not include any cellophane, ribbons, bows or any plasticized or glitter paper.
Recycle Christmas Lights!
Christmas light strings are included in BC’s LightRecycle program and can be dropped off for free at participating light fixture recycling depots. The maximum return limit for any single visit is 5 fixtures, though some sites may accept more – it’s best to call ahead to ensure the depot can accept a larger volume. Contact Recycling Council of BC for more green holiday tips.

Video - How to Properly Dispose of Your Christmas Tree (5:22)
Last Updated:1/2/2017 11:40:23 AM