Metro Vancouver Christmas tree recycling 2015

Use our map to discover when and where you can drop off your Christmas tree this year.

Use our map to discover when and where you can drop off your Christmas tree this year

There are Christmas tree recycling stations set up across Metro Vancouver. (Summer/Flickr)

Now that you've eaten your last sugar cookie of the holiday season, you may be thinking it's time to give that tired old tannenbaum the boot. 

If you're wondering where you can dispose of your Christmas tree in Metro Vancouver, this interactive map of Christmas tree disposal locations is the place for you.

Most of the locations on the map include times when trees can be dropped off. 

Drop off and pick up options

Most municipalities around Vancouver accept Christmas trees along with other yard waste, for a limited time. They may also have free drop-off at landfills and transfer stations throughout the region.

You'll need to remove all decorations and tinsel from your tree, no matter which option you choose.

Many municipalities will pick up Christmas trees along with other yard waste for a limited time in January.

If you're looking for one last blast of Christmas cheer, you may want to consider dropping off your tree at one of many charity-run chipping stations that will be set up at a parking lot or community centre near you over the next couple of weekends.

These operate by donation — generally a minimum of $5. The proceeds go to a good cause and some of them also feature bottle drives to boost their income and help you make more space in your garage.  

There are also some private recycling centres that accept Christmas trees. Fees usually apply. 

Is your organization or city's Christmas tree disposal not on our map? Email us the information at


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