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
Local tree chipping events turn your Christmas tree into usable mulch and chips while raising funds for charity.
- January 7-8, 9 am-4 pm: Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters, #1 Fire Hall, 1725 Broadway St., $5 minimum donation to benefit the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn Fund. Call 604.927.5405 for information or to arrange 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.
- Recycle your styrofoam and Christmas lights: Styrofoam and old Christmas lights can also be brought to the event for recycling, for a donation to the Burn Fund. Residents are requested not to drop off styrofoam or lights outside of these days.
- January 3-29, 10 am-4 pm daily: Art Knapp Plantland & Florist, 1300 Dominion Ave. (corner of parking lot), $5 minimum donation to benefit Juvenile Diabetes Research. Information: 604.942.7518. The chipped trees will be used as gardening and landscaping mulch. Residents are requested not to leave trees outside the gate when the store is closed.
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.
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