Christmas Tree Chipping & Disposal

The City of Port Coquitlam does not provide curbside Christmas tree collection. Residents have several options for recycling their trees.

Disposing of your Christmas Tree in the Green Cart

Trees without any 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 a how-to video.

Tree Chipping Services

Our annual local tree chipping service turns your Christmas tree into usable mulch and chips while raising funds for charity. Firefighters will be volunteering their time for this event. Fire QR Donation Code

  • Drop Off: January 8-9, 2022 | 9 am-4 pm – #1 Fire Hall, 1725 Broadway Street. $5 minimum donation to benefit the Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters Charitable Society. Firefighters donate their time for this event and all wood chips created are used in city parks and trails.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do I leave my tree for pickup? Please leave your tree at the curb.

Where do I leave my donation? When you fill out the form below, in the notes section please indicate where you will leave the donation (i.e. mailbox, under the mat).

Who can I contact with any questions? Once your form is filled out, a firefighter will contact you prior to the event. If you need to get a hold of the Tree Chip organizers send an email to or call 604.927.5375.

Recycle That Wrapping Paper!

Residents are reminded the most Christmas wrap can be recycled and should be disposed of in your blue recycling cart. 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. Contact Recycling Council of BC for more green holiday tips!


Public Works Department
Tel:  604.927.5496
Emergency After Hours Tel: 604.543.6700

Location and Mailing Address

Public Works 1737 Broadway Street Port Coquitlam BC V3C 2M9

7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)