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Your Christmas tree is proudly placed in your front window, lights shining bright and ornaments perfectly placed, but what do you do when the needles begin to fall off and it begins turning brown? 

The City of Saskatoon makes it easy for you to dispose of your tree once the gifts have been unwrapped. It sets up drop-off sites around the city to collect the trees to be chipped and composted or used as mulch. The city said this is done to help reduce the amount of waste going into the city's landfill and create a greener community.

From December 26 to January 31, live trees can be dropped off, unwrapped and unbound, at the following locations: 

  • Primrose Drive Recycling Depot (next to Lawson Civic Centre)
  • Edmonton Avenue Recycling Depot (at Edmonton Avenue and Avenue P)
  • Meadowgreen Recycling Depot (22nd Street and Witney Avenue)
  • Lowe Road Recycling Depot (Attridge Drive and Lowe Road)
  • George Ward Pool parking lot (5th Street East and Grosvenor Avenue)
  • Wildwood Golf Course parking lot (8th Street East)
  • Doukhobor Cultural Society of Saskatchewan parking lot (17th Street West and Avenue I)

Artificial trees are not accepted at the drop-off sites and should be taken to the landfill.