Do you have a real Christmas tree but aren’t sure what to do with it? From now until Sunday, January 20, 2013 you can recycle it for free by taking it to one of the 11 Let’s Chip In depots.

Please remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, and tree stands. Residents are welcome to help themselves to free wood chips, which will be available at all depots in early January (while quantities last). Remember to bring a container.

Trees placed beside recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

Keeping Christmas trees out of our landfill means that the trees will continue to be a valuable resource. Winnipeg residents recycled 15,000 trees last season.

Depot locations

Charleswood Centre
24-hour access *NEW
3900 Grant Avenue southwest corner of the Safeway parking lot (along Haney Street)
Kildonan Park
7:00 a.m to 10:00 a.m.
2015 Main Street Rainbow Stage parking lot
Kilcona Park
7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Lagimodiere Boulevard and McIvor Avenue in the off-leash dog park parking lot
Whittier Park
24-hour access
178 Messager Street access off St. Joseph Street
St. James Civic Centre
24-hour access
2055 Ness Avenue northwest corner parking lot
Fire Hall # 17
7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
1501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street
Vimy Arena
24-hour access
255 Hamilton Avenue, at Vimy Road
St. Vital Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
190 River Road, south parking lot
24-hour access
Chrislind Street and Ravelston Avenue
King’s Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
198 King’s Drive, south parking lot
Winnipeg Soccer Complex
24-hour access
900 Waverley Street at Victor Lewis Drive