When the holiday season ends, you may be wondering what to do with your (live) Christmas tree? Here are your SUSTAINABLE options:

You can drop your tree off at one of the City of Winnieg’s “Lets Chip In” depots for about a month after Christmas for it to be recycled into wood chips and/or composted! Keep in mind the tree needs to be bare, so remove all the decorations and tinsel before dropping it off.

Let’s Chip In depot locations

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

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.

FAQ

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.