Disposing of your Christmas tree

Drop-off locations for trees to be chipped up outlined by regional waste reduction program.

Your Christmas tree may be looking lush and lovely at the moment, but when the New Year comes say goodbye the sensible way and send your tree for chipping.

Regional waste reduction facilitator Rae Stewart says  by dropping your tree off at any one of the convenient no charge Chip It locations, your tree will be chipped and composted into GlenGrow.

“This nutrient-rich soil conditioner is perfect for top dressing your lawn, landscaping, mixing in your vegetable garden, or using as potting soil. It’s available at the Glenmore landfill and many landscape supply centers come spring,” Stewart said.

Alternately, you can cut your tree into smaller pieces and place it in your yard waste cart for pickup when yard waste collection resumes in March- or drop it off for free at either the Glenmore landfill or Westside Residential Waste Disposal Centre.

Free Christmas tree drop-off locations Dec. 26 through Jan. 31 are:

Kelowna and Area:

At the corner of Richter and Rowcliffe

Glenmore Landfill (Glenmore Road)

Open Monday-Sunday 7:30 am – 4:45 pm.  Closed Dec 25th, 26th and Jan 1st

Westside:

Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Asquith Road)

Open Friday-Monday 7:30 am – 3:50 pm

Lake Country:

Jack Seaton Park (1950 Camp Road)

Peachland

Compost Site (Princeton Road) Open Monday-Sunday 7 am – 3:30 pm

Stewart notes that before dropping your tree off for recycling, please remove all decorations and tinsel, and any  plastic bags or other materials used for transporting the tree.

Kelowna Capital News