Recycle Your Christmas Tree & More Over The Holidays – Jan. 4-5
Once the holiday season is behind us, Port Coquitlam residents only need to make one stop to recycle their Christmas tree, Christmas lights, appliances, power tools, batteries, lightbulbs, scrap metal, plastic bags, cardboard and other blue bin recycling and glass at the City of Port Coquitlam’s annual Tree Chipping and More Event.
The event takes place January 4-5, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Port Coquitlam Fire Hall #1, (1725 Broadway St.) There is a $5 minimum donation to benefit the Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters Charitable Society. Call 604.927.5405 for information or to arrange pick-up service (minimum $10 donation) or fill out the form online at www.portcoquitlam.ca/chipit.
Firefighters donate their time for this event and all wood chips created are used in city parks and trails. Styrofoam and old Christmas lights can be brought to the event for recycling, for a donation to the Port Coquitlam Fire Fighters Charitable Society.
City staff will also be at the event collecting small appliances, power tools, batteries, lightbulbs, scrap metal, plastic bags, cardboard and other blue bin recycling and glass and dropping off to local depots.
Residents are requested not to drop off any items outside of these days.
Put it in your green cart:
Trees without tinsel or chemical sprays can also be chopped up and placed in City green carts in pieces that are up to 3” in diameter and 40” long. Watch a video on how to do it properly at www.portcoquitlam.ca/green.
The chopped-up trees and other yard trimmings and food scraps 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 www.portcoquitlam.ca/green.
Manager of Communications & Admin Services
City of Port Coquitlam
Tel 604.927.5335 Cel 604.218.0533