Residents can now recycle their Christmas trees

Released: December 27, 2012 at 11:13 a.m.
Let's Chip In Depots are open until January 20, 2013

WINNIPEG, MB - Residents can recycle their Christmas trees for free at one of the 11 Let's Chip In depots now open daily until January 20, 2013.

Before dropping off your tree, remember to 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). Remember to bring a container.

Trees placed beside recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

Keeping Christmas trees out of our landfill means that the trees will continue to be a valuable resource. Winnipeg residents recycled 15,000 trees last season.

Depot locations

Charleswood Centre
24-hour access *NEW
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
178 Messager Street access off St. Joseph Street
St. James Civic Centre
24-hour access
2055 Ness Avenue northwest corner 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 a.m. to 10 p.m.
190 River Road, south parking lot
24-hour access
Chrislind Street and Ravelston Avenue
King’s Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
198 King’s Drive, south parking lot
Winnipeg Soccer Complex
24-hour access
900 Waverley Street at Victor Lewis Drive

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

The depot locations are also listed on the City's website at: and residents can also contact 311, open 24 hours every day, by phone at 311 or by email at for more information.

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