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Let's Chip In - Christmas Tree Recycling Program

January 03, 2019

Don't throw your Christmas tree away after the holiday season. Recycle it by dropping your unbagged tree off at any of the following depots. Please remember to remove all decorations, tinsel, stands and plastic tree bags. Do not leave these items on the tree or at the depot.  Please take plastic bags and other garbage home with you. 

  • Brady 4R Winnipeg Depot
    Weekdays: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    Closed: January 1
    1777 Brady Road

  • Charleswood Centre
    24-hour access
    3900 Grant Ave (Northwest corner of the Safeway parking lot 
    along Haney Street, access off Haney Street)

  • Kilcona Park
    7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Lagimodiere Boulevard and McIvor Avenue (In the off-leash dog park parking lot)

  • Kildonan Park
    7 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    2015 Main Street (Rainbow Stage parking lot)

  • King's Park
    8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    198 King's Drive (South parking lot)

  • Pacific 4R Winnipeg Depot
    Weekdays (except Wednesdays): 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
    Closed: January 1, every Wednesday
    1120 Pacific Avenue

  • Panet 4R Winnipeg Depot
    Weekdays (except Wednesdays): 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.,
    Closed: January 1, every Wednesday
    429 Panet Road

  • St. James Civic Centre
    24-hour access
    2055 Ness Avenue (Northwest corner parking lot)

  • St. Vital Park
    8 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    190 River Road (South parking lot)

  • Vimy Arena
    24-hour access
    255 Hamilton Avenue at Vimy Road

  • Winnipeg Soccer Complex
    24-hour access
    900 Waverley Street at Victor Lewis Drive

Note: The St. Boniface, Fire Station No. 17 and Pan Am Pool depots have been permanently closed.

We provide wood chip mulch free of charge, while quantities last, at all Let’s Chip In depots (except the 4R Winnipeg Depot locations) starting in early January. Please bring your own container.

4R Winnipeg Depot drop off

Christmas trees can be dropped off year-round for free at the 4R Winnipeg Depots, during regular hours of operation. 

Wood chips will not be available at the 4R Winnipeg Depots. 

Visit winnipeg.ca/4RDepot for locations and hours of operation. 

Curbside pick-up of Christmas trees

For a small fee, SSCOPE, Inc. Icon indicating a link which will open up a new browser window and take you to a Web site outside of the City of Winnipeg's Web site. To return to the City of Winnipeg Web site, close the new browser window., a Winnipeg non-profit organization, will pick up your Christmas tree and transport it to a depot. Contact SSCOPE at 204-987-6300 for details.

Can I save my Christmas tree until spring and place it out for my yard waste collection?
Yes, you can bundle your Christmas tree for yard waste collection. The bundle must be no longer than one metre (39 inches) and contain small branches (no more than 10 cm or 4 inches in diameter).

Can I request a large item pickup for my Christmas tree?
No, we do not accept trees in our large item collection program. One option is to contact SSCOPE, Inc. to have your Christmas tree transported to a depot.

Can I place my Christmas tree in my garbage or recycling cart?
Christmas trees:

  • are not accepted in recycling carts.
  • can be cut up and placed in the garbage cart, as long as the lid is closed and the tree pieces fall freely when the cart is emptied.

Thanks to all participating residents for taking the time to recycle your Christmas trees. Over the past 25 years, we've recycled over 380,000 trees, which has diverted more than 1,740 tonnes of material from the City’s landfill.