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. Firefighters will be volunteering their time for this event.

  • Drop Off: January 5-6, 2019 | 9 am-4 pm – #1 Fire Hall, 1725 Broadway Street. $5 minimum donation to benefit the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Firefighters donate their time for this event and all wood chips created are used in city parks and trails.
  • Pick-Up: Save yourself the hassle! Fill out the form below and have the firefighters come pick up your tree and recyclables. Minimum $10 donation for tree only, minimum $20 donation for tree and recyclables.
  • 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.
  • City Ambassadors will also be at the event collecting plastic bags, old batteries, small appliances, wrapping paper, and packaging and dropping off to local depots.
Tree Pick-Up Form

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!


Tel:  604.927.5496 Emergency After Hours Tel: 604.543.6700 Email:

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)