Residents are asked to:
- Set natural Christmas trees out for collection by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9, 2018.
- Place their un-bagged tree on its side next to garbage bags.
- Cut extra-large trees into two-metre (approximately six-foot) lengths.
- Remove all ornaments, tinsel, garlands, nails, screws, and tree stands, so that the trees are acceptable for composting.
- One of the City's Community Recycling Depots (place the tree next to the entrance or exit of the depot and make sure it does not block access).
- One of the City's four Eco Stations (staff will guide you to where you can place your tree).
In 2017, the City collected 10,779 trees, weighing over 115 tonnes, for recycling. Trees are chipped and composted at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre. The City uses the wood chips to make various types of compost for horticulture, agriculture, and land reclamation.
The Reuse Centre accepts articial tree donations, as long as the tree is in a box and includes all parts. The donated trees are made available for purchase by organizations and individuals for reuse.
Visit edmonton.ca/WastelessHolidays for more information.