Christmas Tree Chipping & Disposal
Residents have several options for recycling their trees after the holiday season ends.
Tree Chipping Services
Give your tree a new life after the holidays! Our annual local tree chipping service turns your Christmas tree into usable mulch and chips while raising funds for charity.
Date: January 7-8, 2023
Time: 9am – 4pm
Location: #1 Fire Hall, 1725 Broadway Street.
You can drop your tree off yourself, or complete request form below to have your tree picked up from your home for chipping.
Drop-off yourself: Minimum $10 donation
Arrange pick-up: Minimum $20 donation
Your donation will benefit the Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters Charitable Society. Firefighters volunteer their time for this event and all wood chips created are used in city parks and trails.
Request a Tree Pick-Up
Complete the form below to request a tree chipping pick-up.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.927.5375.
Tree Pick-Up Form
Application form deadline is Wednesday, January 4, 2023 – any requests made after this date may not be accommodated. Thank you.
Dispose Trees in Green Carts
Trees without any decorations or chemical sprays can be chopped up and placed in green carts in pieces that are up to 3″ in diameter and 40″ long.
Watch our how-to video.
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
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)