Christmas Tree Recycling
The City of Edmonton has been collecting and recycling Christmas trees set out for curbside collection and at recycling depots since 1990.
Residents are asked to place their unbagged tree on its side next to their garbage bags on Friday, January 11, 2013. Trees will be picked up for recycling within two weeks, but not necessarily on the resident’s regular waste collection day.
For Christmas trees to be acceptable for composting, all ornaments, tinsel, garlands, nails, screws and tree stands must be removed. Extra large trees should be cut into two-metre (6 foot) lengths.
Apartment and condo residents are asked to take their natural Christmas trees to a community recycling depot until January 25, 2013, or to an Eco Station until January 31, 2013. Christmas trees should not be placed in or beside apartment recycling or waste bins.
Did you know?
Approximately 13,546 trees, weighing 167 tonnes, were collected for recycling in 2012. The trees are chipped and composted at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.
For more information:
In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311