The City of Port Coquitlam does not provide curbside Christmas tree collection. Residents have several options for recycling their trees:
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.
- January 5-6, 9 am-4 pm:
Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters, #1 Fire Hall, 1725 Broadway Street in Port Coquitlam
Will accept Christmas trees for a minimum donation of $5 to benefit the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. Contact 604.927.5405 for more information or to arrange for a pick-up service (minimum $10 donation).
Firefighters donate their time for this event and all wood chips created are used in City parks and trails.New this season: Save up your styrofoam and bring it to the tree chipping event for recycling! Please do not drop of styrofoam outside of these days.
- January 2-20, 10 am-4 pm daily:
Art Knapp Plantland & Florist, 1300 Dominion Avenue in Port Coquitlam
Will accept Christmas trees for a minimum donation of $5 to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research.
For more information, contact 604.942.7518. The chipped trees will be used as gardening and landscaping mulch.
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.
Video - How to Properly Dispose of Your Christmas Tree (5:22)