Christmas Tree Composting
Don't send your Christmas Tree to the landfill. Take it to the City drop-off site at the Material Recovery Centre so it can be chipped and composted or used as mulch.
Material Recovery Centre, Sort & Go
42 Valley Road, near the landfill
December 26 to January 31, closed January 1
Hours of operation: 7:30am-5:00pm; 7 days a week (excluding January 1)
Live (natural) trees only. Artificial trees should be sold, donated, or disposed of at the Landfill.
Trees should be unwrapped and unbound.
Remove all decorations, ornaments, and plastic bags before dropping off your tree. Even small bits of tinsel or plastic can impact the quality of the wood chips.
The City will not pick up trees from back lanes, street fronts or curbside collection carts.
Small twigs and tree trimmings that are no more than 60 centimetres in length and 2 centimetres in diameter are accepted in the green cart.