There are many ways to recycle Christmas trees in the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.
All people have to do is remove all tinsel, fake snow and ornaments and then drop them off at designated locations.
The trees will then be chipped and given new life as animal bedding or compost.
By donation, the Penticton Fire Fighters Local 1399 will be collecting trees until Jan. 16,
All donations received will go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters Burn fund and muscular dystrophy charities.
Penticton residents can call (250) 490-2315 to register for collection.
City residents can also drop off natural trees at Fire Hall #2 at 285 Dawson Ave. until Jan. 31.