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Christmas Trees

Christmas Trees

The facilities listed below as well as municipal yard waste depots will accept natural Christmas trees as an organic material for composting year round.

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How do I go green?

Look for artificial trees, tree stands and decorations in second hand shops or thrift stores. Artificial trees can be reused but they cannot be recycled.

Donate unwanted artificial trees, in good condition or offer it for free online through social media or an online classifieds service. Chop up your natural tree and put it in the compost bin or take it to a local Christmas tree chipping event. Plant live trees in your yard.

Contact facilities directly regarding restrictions and charges.

Facilities

  • A&P Disposal & Recycling

    6220 Marilyn
    Sooke
    250.642.4456

  • Alpine Disposal & Recycling

    1045 Dunford Avenue
    Victoria
    250.474.5145

  • DL's Recycling Centre

    6844 Oldfield Rd
    Saanichton
    250.544.3103

  • Ellice Recycle

    524 David Street
    Victoria
    250.386.4342

  • H.L. Disposal & Lawn Services Ltd.

    334 Hillside Ave
    Victoria
    250.381.2020

  • Hartland Depot

    1 Hartland Avenue
    Victoria
    250.360.3030

  • Peninsula Landscape Supplies Ltd.

    2078 Henry Ave West
    Sidney
    250.656.6719

  • Sooke Disposal Ltd.



    250.642.3646

  • The Environmental Story

    Natural or artificial; cut or live: these are the questions when it comes to picking a tree during the holiday season.
    There’s nothing like the smell of a live or cut tree. Cut natural trees can be locally and organically grown, reducing greenhouse gasses and pesticide use, but they do require 7 to 10 years of farm resources.
    Living (potted) trees can live for years reducing the harvesting of new trees each year.
    Artificial trees can be reused and no tree loses its life for these, but they cannot be recycled in the end.