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Remember to recycle / compost Christmas trees

When it's time to take down the Christmas tree this year, reduce waste and help local charities taking advantage of...


When it’s time to take down the Christmas tree this year, reduce waste and help local charities taking advantage of local recycling opportunities. Call your local recycling organization, city hall or environment ministry to inquire about recycling opportunities such as “chipping” events. Usually only live, cut trees can be accepted (no artificial or potted trees) and decorations and tinsel must be removed.

Organizations such as the Vancouver Marpole and Mount Pleasant Lions Clubs will be chipping and recycling trees. The Vancouver Lions Club events will take place on January 10 and January 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at three different locations. Last year, the chipping events collected 3,400 trees and $12,000 in charitable donations. The trees are chipped on location and then composted at the city’s yard waste composting facility at the Vancouver Landfill in Delta. The compost produced is used in the city’s Engineering and Park Board operations, and sold to landscapers and residents in the Lower Mainland.

For further information about the Vancouver chipping events, call Aby Sharma at 604-871-6059


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