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The City of Edmonton has been collecting and recycling Christmas trees set out for curbside collection and at recycling depots since 1990.

About the Service

Natural Christmas trees are collected from single-family households, Eco Stations and Recycling Depots for recycling.

The collected trees are chipped and composted at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre.

How Do I Obtain the Service?

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.

Single-family households can place their unbagged tree on its side next to their garbage. Apartment and condo residents are asked to take their natural Christmas trees to a community recycling depot or an Eco Station (free of charge). Christmas trees should not be placed in or beside apartment recycling or waste bins.

Visit our Christmas Tree Recycling page to learn when you can set out your tree or when you can take it to a Recycling Depot or Eco Station.





Contact the City About This Service

In Edmonton: 311

Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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