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Don’t know what to do with your real Christmas tree after the holidays? You can recycle it for free by taking it to one of the City’s Let’s Chip In depots between December 27, 2011, and January 20, 2012.

You’ll have to remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, and tree stands. You can also help yourself to free wood chips, which will be available at all depots in early January.

Keeping Christmas trees out of landfill means that the trees will continue to be a valuable resource. Winnipeg residents recycled 9,668 trees last season.

Kildonan Park – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Rainbow Stage parking lot, 2021 Main Street

Kilcona Park – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
McIvor Avenue gate at Lagimodiere Boulevard

Whittier Park – 24-hour access
Tache Avenue and Messager Street

St. James Civic – 24-hour access
2055 Ness Avenue

Vimy Arena – 24-hour access
255 Hamilton Avenue, parking lot

Fire Hall # 17 – 24-hour access
1501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street

St. Vital Park – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
South parking lot, 190 River Road

Transcona – 24-hour access
Chrislind Street at Ravelston Avenue

King’s Park – 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
King’s Drive and Kilkenny Drive

Winnipeg Soccer Complex – 24-hour access
900 Waverley Street, Northwest parking lot

Ambulance Station #32 – 24-hour access
2325 Grant Avenue (west of Shaftesbury Boulevard)

The depot locations are also listed on the City’s website at

Note: The depots at Assiniboine Park Zoo and Pan Am Pool are now permanently closed.