Holiday Waste Tips


Compost Your Real Christmas Tree 

Option 1: Put your tree in your green cart

  • Cut your tree into small pieces to fit inside your green cart. Make sure the lid can close.
  • Put extra branches into paper yard waste bags, roll close, and set 0.5 metres (two feet) to the side of your cart.

Trees that are not prepared this way will not be collected.

Option 2: Bring to a tree drop-off between December 26 and January 31

Tree drop-offs will be available around the city to compost your Christmas tree.

  • Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, string, and tree stands.
  • Do not wrap or bag your tree.

Find a list of locations at