Let's Chip In
Christmas tree recycling program
Depots open from December 27 to January 20
Recycle your Christmas tree
Don't throw your Christmas tree away after the holiday season. Recycle it
by dropping your unbagged tree off at any of the following depots:
3900 Grant Ave (Southwest corner of the Safeway parking lot
along Haney Street, access off Haney Street)
Fire Station No. 17
7:00am – 10:00pm
1501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street
7:30am – 10:00pm
Lagimodiere Boulevard and McIvor Avenue (In the off-leash dog park parking lot)
7:00am – 10:00pm
2015 Main Street (Rainbow Stage parking lot)
8:00am – 10:00pm
198 King's Drive (South parking lot)
Panet Road and Mission Street
Darveau Street back lane at Tache Avenue
St. James Civic Centre
2055 Ness Avenue (Northwest corner parking lot)
St. Vital Park
8:00am – 10:00pm
190 River Road (South parking lot)
255 Hamilton Avenue at Vimy Road
Winnipeg Soccer Complex
900 Waverly Street at Victor Lewis Drive
View Christmas tree drop off locations in a larger map
Note: The Transcona, Assiniboine Park Zoo and Pan Am Pool depots have been permanently closed.
Remember to remove all decorations, tinsel and plastic tree bags. We provide wood chip mulch free of charge (while quantities last) at all depots starting in early January. Please bring your own container.
We chip the trees and use the mulch for landscaping throughout the city. Christmas tree chips are great for woody (coniferous) shrub and tree beds. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch reduces moisture loss and prevents weed growth. It's not recommended for use in flower or vegetable gardens due to the high acid content in the pine needles.
4R Winnipeg Depot drop off
Christmas trees can be dropped off year-round for free at the 4R Winnipeg Depots, during regular hours of operation.
Wood chips will not be available at the 4R Winnipeg Depots.
Visit winnipeg.ca/4RDepot for locations and hours of operation.
Curbside pick-up of Christmas trees
For a small fee, SSCOPE, Inc. , a Winnipeg non-profit organization, will pick up your Christmas tree and transport it to a depot. Contact SSCOPE at 204-987-6300 for details.
Can I save my Christmas tree until spring and place it out for my yard waste collection?
Yes, you can bundle your Christmas tree for yard waste collection. The bundle must be no longer than one metre (39 inches) and contain small branches (no more than 10 cm or 4 inches in diameter).
Can I request a large item pickup for my Christmas tree?
No, we do not accept trees in our large item collection program. One option is to contact SSCOPE, Inc. to have your Christmas tree transported to a depot.
Can I place my Christmas tree in my garbage or recycling cart?
- are not accepted in recycling carts.
- can be cut up and placed in the garbage cart, as long as the lid is closed and the tree pieces fall freely when the cart is emptied.
Thanks to all participating residents for taking the time to recycle your Christmas trees. Over the past 25 years, we've recycled over 360,000 trees, which has diverted more than 1,640 tonnes of material from the City’s landfill.
|Year||Number of trees||Tonnes chipped
(assuming average tree weight of 4.546 kg)
|Average per year||14,442||66|
For more information visit the yard waste information page
For information on the depot locations and hours, contact 311.