Give Your Christmas Tree Another Life After the Holidays

Port Coquitlam residents only need to make one stop to give their Christmas tree another life after the holidays and recycle more items by dropping it off at the City of Port Coquitlam’s annual Tree Chipping event on January 8-9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Fire Hall #1 (1725 Broadway St.)

City staff and fire fighters will be on site to help unload trees for chipping. Residents are asked to remove all tinsel, lights, decorations, tree stands and plastic bags before taking trees to the tree chipping event as they could pose a safety hazard.

There is a $5 minimum donation to benefit the Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters Charitable Society. Donations can be made online at

Residents can also have their tree picked up by filling out the form online at or call 604.927.5375 to arrange a pick-up service (minimum $10 donation) by Wednesday Jan. 5, 2022. All applications made after this date may not be accommodated. The tree can be left curb-side for pick-up by the fire fighters.

Firefighters donate their time for this event and all wood chips created are used in many City parks, gardens and trails.

Residents are requested not to drop off their trees outside of these days.

City staff and Happy Stan’s Recycling will also be at the event collecting small appliances, power tools, batteries, lightbulbs, scrap metal, cardboard, appliances, BBQ’s and other blue bin recycling.

Residents are encouraged to download the PoCo Sort & Report App or go to to find out where to recycle items at local depots.

Put it in your green cart:

Residents can help keep Christmas trees out of the landfill by using their green cart.

•    Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel and tree stand
•    Cut your tree into small pieces that are up to 3” in diameter and 40” long
•    Place in your green cart (make sure lid can close)

Chopped-up trees, food scraps and other yard trimmings go to a regional composting facility to be turned into soil amendments for topsoil.

For more information or to view videos on tree chipping and disposing of your tree in your green cart visit



Ximena Ibacache
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5499