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Christmas Tree Collection Sites Open Boxing Day

December 22, 2011 – Once it’s time to pack the holiday decorations away for another year, residents should remember there is an option instead of throwing out their tree. Natural Christmas trees can be recycled at one of Thunder Bay’s tree chipping drop-off locations. Trees are transported to the Solid Waste and Recycling Facility where they are ground into chips. The chips are combined with compost made from organic material collected at the site all year as well as material collected during the spring and fall leaf and yard waste curbside pick-ups. The final product is given away in the spring to beautify residents' lawns and flower gardens.

North Christmas tree drop-off locations:

  • Brent Park (Balsam Street at Margaret Street)
  • County Park Tennis Courts (County Boulevard)
  • Grandview Arena (Madeline Street in between Grandview Arena & Westminster United Church – not in the arena parking lot)
  • John Jumbo Recreation Centre (Toivo Street)
  • Strathcona Golf Course

South Christmas tree drop-off locations:

  • Delaney Arena (Legion Track Drive)
  • Kinsmen Northwood Centre (609 N. James St.)
  • Lakehead Labour Centre (Fort William Road)
  • Westfort Playing Field (Off Neebing Avenue)
  • West Thunder Community Centre (915 S. Edward St.)

Residents should remove all ornaments and tinsel from the tree before bringing it to a drop-off location. If they use a plastic tree bag to transport the tree, the bag should be taken away with them. Trees cannot be left at recycling depots or put at the curb for collection with the garbage.

Drop-off sites are open from Dec. 26 to Jan. 11. There is no charge for tree chipping.

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Contact:   Jason Sherband, Coordinator Solid Waste Diversion and Recycling - Roads Division,