Do you have a real Christmas tree but aren’t sure what to do with it? From now until Monday, January 20, 2016 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 11,000 trees last season.

Depot locations

Depot Hours Location
Charleswood Centre 24 hour access 3900 Grant Ave., along Haney St.
SW corner of Safeway parking lot
Fire Station #17 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 1501 Church Ave. at Sheppard St.
Kilcona Park 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Lagimodiere Blvd. and McIvor Ave.
Off-leash dog area parking lot
Kildonan Park 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. 2015 Main St., Rainbow Stage parking lot
King’s Park 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 198 King’s Dr., south parking lot
Panet Recycling Depot 24 hour access Panet Rd. and Mission St.
St. Boniface 24 hour access Darveau St. back lane at Tache Ave.
St. James Civic Centre 24 hour access 2055 Ness Ave., NW corner of parking lot
St. Vital Park 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. 190 River Rd., south parking lot
Vimy Arena 24 hour access 255 Hamilton Ave. at Vimy Rd.
Winnipeg Soccer Complex 24 hour access 900 Waverley St. at Victor Lewis Dr.

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 Transcona, Assiniboine Park Zoo and Pan Am Pool are permanently closed.