Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Are you bringing a real tree in your house this Christmas? If yes, how are you going to dispose it after Christmas?

Actually, your tree can become useful for the rest of the winter and even into next summer. Below are some ideas that I would like to share to all of our readers in line with our Christmas tree recycling program.

In our city, we can take the tree to a place where it gets chipped. We can either take the chips home or leave them to be used by other gardeners. What is left over gets taken to city parks and is spread around trees as mulch.

Don’t throw your Christmas tree away after the holiday season. Recycle it by dropping it off at any of the following depots:

• Vimy Arena
24-hour access
255 Hamilton Avenue (parking lot)

• Fire Station No. 17
24-hour access
1501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street

• Winnipeg Soccer Complex
24-hour access
900 Waverley Street (North-west parking lot)

• Assiniboine Park
24-hour access
West Zoo parking lot
2355 Corydon Avenue

• Kilcona Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
McIvor Avenue Gate at Lagimodiere Boulevard

• Kildonan Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Rainbow Stage parking lot
2021 Main Street

• King’s Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
King’s Drive and Kilkenny Drive

• St. James Civic Centre
24-hour access
2055 Ness Avenue

• St. Vital Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
South parking lot, 190 River Road

• Transcona
24-hour access
Chrislind Street at Ravelston Avenue

• Whittier Park
24-hour access
Tache Avenue and Messager Street

Note: the depot at Pan Am Pool has been discontinued.

Remember to remove all decorations, tinsel and plastic tree bags. We provide wood chip mulch free of charge (while quantities last) at all depots starting in early January. Please bring your own container.

We chip the trees and use the mulch for landscaping throughout the city. Christmas tree chips are great for woody (coniferous) shrub and tree beds. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch reduces moisture loss and prevents weed growth. It’s not recommended for use in flower or vegetable gardens due to the high acid content in the pine needles.

Thanks to all participating residents for taking the time to recycle your Christmas trees. Over the past 19 years, we’ve recycled almost 270,000 trees, which has diverted over 1200 tonnes of material from the City’s landfill.

For more information on yard waste and Christmas tree recycling, call the recycling and garbage information line at 986-8888, code 9813.

For information on the depot locations and hours, contact 311.

Have a Merry Christmas Everyone!

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