Even if your Christmas tree is already dropping needles, for the sake of family harmony, don’t throw it out until next week.
City environmental coordinator Christina Beaton says there will be 12 drop-off points around the city. They’ll accept trees from December 28th until January 12th.
“We’re looking for natural trees only, and ensuring that all of your decorations and your lights and everything have been removed from the trees,” says Beaton. “There’ll be designated areas at each of these locations where it’ll be identified for you to put your trees there.”
If you want to get rid of your lights too, you can bring them to the Deloro Landfill Site on Pine Street South.
That’s where all the trees end up, for appropriate management.
“We’re looking for more longer term programs for mulching and things like that,” Beaton explains. “Right now what we have is compost piles and other designated areas throughout the landfill.”
CHRISTMAS TREE DISPOSAL SITES
- Ward 1: Mountjoy Arena
- Ward 2: Public Works yard on Evans St.; Tisdale Transfer Site
- Ward 3: Schumacher Fire Hall
- Ward 4: Whitney Arena; Public Works Yard on Falcon St.; Connaught Community Centre; Hoyle Community Centre
- Ward 5: Roy Nicholson Park on Pine St. N.; Archie Dillon Sportsplex; Deloro Landfill Site on Pine St. S.; Airport Road ballpark; Confederation Arena