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Chip the Christmas tree, don't chuck it

The Regional Waste Reduction Office of the Central Okanagan is asking you to 'Chip Your Christmas Tree, Don’t Chuck It!'

“Your tree can have another life after the holidays," explains Waste Reduction Facilitator Rae Stewart.

"By dropping it off at any one of the convenient Chip It locations, your tree will then be chipped and composted into GlenGrow. This nutrient-rich soil conditioner is perfect for top dressing your lawn, landscaping, mixing in your vegetable garden, or using as potting soil. It’s available at the Glenmore landfill and many landscape supply centres throughout the spring and summer." 

Stewart adds that when you take down your Christmas tree after the holidays you can keep this chip it program in mind as an eco-friendly way to dispose of the tree.

If you are going to bring your tree to their program, they ask that before dropping your tree off for recycling you remove all decorations and tinsel, as well as any plastic bags or other materials used for transporting the tree. 
Christmas tree drop-off locations run December 26th through January 31st: 
Kelowna and Area: 

  • At the corner of Richter and Rowcliffe 
  • Glenmore Landfill (Glenmore Road) 
  • Open Monday-Sunday 7:30 am – 4:45 pm. Closed Dec 25th, 26th and Jan 1st 


  • Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Asquith Road) 
  • Open Friday-Monday 7:30 am – 4:00 pm 

Lake Country: 

  • Jack Seaton Park (1950 Camp Road) 


  • Compost Site (Princeton Road) Open Monday-Sunday 7 am – 3:30 pm 

For more information, visit or call the Regional Waste Reduction Office at 250-469-6250. 



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