This year, you have the option to recycle your real Christmas tree using the pick-up or drop-off services explained below. When preparing your tree, remember the following:
- Remove all ornaments, tinsel and the tree stand.
- Do not bag or wrap your tree (including recycling tree bags).
The City will once again pick up Christmas trees from households with City residential garbage collection. What to do: Place your tree on the ground near your black cart collection spot by 7 a.m. on Monday Jan. 9, 2012. It will be picked up within two weeks.
The City will also have eight temporary drop-off depots for trees. These depots will be open Dec. 26, 2011 to Jan. 22, 2012. View a map of drop-off locations.
Fire Hall #15 - 6328 35th Ave. N.W.
Prairie Winds Park - 223 Castleridge Blvd. N.E.
Bottomlands Park - St. George's Drive and Seventh Ave. N.E.
South Calgary Community Association - 3130 16th St. S.W.
Parks Compound - 10312 Sacremento Dr. S.W.
Spyhill Landfill - 69th Street and 112 Avenue N.W.
East Calgary Landfill - 17th Avenue and 68th Street S.E.
Shepard Landfill - 114th Avenue and 68th Street S.E.
For more information, see the landfill hours of operation, or the Christmas tree recycling program frequently asked questions page on calgary.ca.