Do you have a real Christmas tree but aren’t sure what to do with it? From now until Monday, January 20, 2014 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). Please remember to bring your own container.

Residents are reminded that trees placed beside recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

Keeping Christmas trees out of our landfills means that the trees will continue to be a valuable resource. Winnipeg residents recycled 14,500 trees last season.

Depot locations

Charleswood Centre 24-hour access 3900 Grant Avenue, southwest corner of the Safeway parking lot (along Haney Street)
Kildonan Park 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.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 Northeast corner of Darveau Street and Tache Avenue (access from back lane)
St. James Civic Centre 24-hour access 2055 Ness Avenue, northwest corner of 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 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 190 River Road, south parking lot
Transcona 24-hour access Chrislind Street and Ravelston Avenue
King’s Park 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. 198 King’s Drive, south parking lot
Winnipeg Soccer Complex 24-hour access 900 Waverley Street at Victor Lewis Drive

Let’s Chip In Depot locations are also available by calling 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone or by email at or online at City of Winnipeg – Let’s Chip In

Real trees can also be dropped off for recycling at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility, 1901 Brady Road, during regular operating hours. Wood chips will not be available at this location.

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