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Let's Chip In

Christmas tree recycling program

The depots are closed for the year.
Thank you for participating.

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.
Please remember to remove all decorations, tinsel, stands and plastic tree bags.
Do not leave these items on the tree or at the depot.
Please take plastic bags and other garbage home with you.

  • Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot
    Weekdays: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Closed: January 1
    1777 Brady Road

  • Charleswood Centre
    24-hour access
    3900 Grant Ave (Northwest corner of the Safeway parking lot
    along Haney Street, access off Haney Street)

  • Kilcona Park
    7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Lagimodiere Boulevard and McIvor Avenue (In the off-leash dog park parking lot)

  • Kildonan Park
    7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    2015 Main Street (Rainbow Stage parking lot)

  • King's Park
    8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    198 King's Drive (South parking lot)

  • Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot
    Weekdays (except Wednesdays): 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
    Closed: January 1, every Wednesday
    1120 Pacific Avenue

  • Panet 4R Winnipeg Depot
    Weekdays (except Wednesdays): 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
    Closed: January 1, every Wednesday
    429 Panet Road

  • St. James Civic Centre
    24-hour access
    2055 Ness Avenue (Northwest corner parking lot)

  • St. Vital Park
    8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    190 River Road (South parking lot)

  • Vimy Arena
    Permanently closed.

  • Winnipeg Soccer Complex
    24-hour access
    900 Waverley Street at Victor Lewis Drive


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Note: The Vimy Arena, St. Boniface, Fire Station No. 17 and Pan Am Pool depots have been permanently closed.

We provide wood chip mulch free of charge, while quantities last, at all Let’s Chip In depots (except the 4R Winnipeg Depot locations) starting in early January. Please bring your own container.

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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.

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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?
Christmas trees:

  • 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.

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Thanks to all participating residents for taking the time to recycle your Christmas trees. Over the past 28 years, we've recycled over 390,000 trees, which has diverted more than 1,780 tonnes of material from the City’s landfill.

Year Number of trees Tonnes chipped
(assuming average tree weight of 4.546 kg)
2018-2019 10,160 46
2017-2018 10,690 49
2016-2017 9,414 43
2015-2016 12,251 56
2014-2015 10,575 48
2013-2014 12,841 58
2012-2013 14,500 66
2011-2012 15,600 71
2010-2011 9,668 44
2009-2010 15,780 72
2008-2009 13,425 61
2007-2008 12,500 57
2006-2007 13,550 62
2005-2006 10,900 50
2004-2005 9,583 44
2003-2004 13,380 61
2002-2003 16,082 73
2001-2002 17,335 79
2000-2001 19,640 89
1999-2000 10,554 48
1998-1999 15,102 69
1997-1998 16,292 74
1996-1997 15,005 68
1995-1996 11,787 54
1994-1995 17,395 79
1993-1994 18,124 82
1992-1993 17,875 81
1991-1992 21,430 97
Totals 391,438 1,781
Average per year 13,980 64

For more information visit the yard waste information page

For information on the depot locations and hours, contact 311.

Last updated: February 3, 2020

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