Visit our MyTBay Minute Online page and click play for our "Greening the Holidays" video.
The 2012-13 Christmas tree chipping program takes place from Wednesday, Dec. 26 to Thursday, Jan. 10.
Tree collection locations:
Remove all ornaments and plastic tree wrap before dropping off your tree at the collection site. Do not put trees out for curbside garbage collection.
Download our Tree Chipping Poster for more information Adobe PDF, 1 page, 1.5 MB
As a waste-reduction initiative of the City's Infrastructure & Operations Dept., look for the holiday season UnWrap Christmas booths in select retail locations, hosted by EcoSuperior. Friendly staff and volunteers will demonstrate low-impact and stylish alternatives to traditional non-recyclable paper and offer a gift wrapping service. They'll show you how to create a beautifully wrapped gift that's done in a flash! All materials will be recycled, re-purposed, natural or eco-friendly.
Visit the UnWrap Christmas booth at these locations:
Thunder Bay Country Market, Dove Building, C.L.E. - Saturdays, Dec. 8, 15 & 22
Global Experience, 179 S. Algoma St. - Sunday Dec. 9 & Friday Dec. 21
Celebrations by George's, 4 Balsam St. - Friday Dec. 14
Victoriaville Centre - Friday Dec. 7 & Saturday Dec. 8
For more information, to donate supplies, or to volunteer at an UnWrap Christmas booth, contact EcoSuperior at 624-2142.
When decking the halls, which type of tree should you choose: real or artificial? The choice is yours.
|Fresh-Cut Tree||Artificial Tree|
|Fresh trees have a lovely fragrance||No fragrance|
|Supports local tree farmers||Usually foreign made|
|Can be recycled in the Christmas Tree Chipping Program (see below)||Non-recyclable; higher carbon footprint, unless used for many years|
|Only lasts one season||Lasts for many years|
|May dry out - keep it watered!||Never dries out|
Enter our recycling contest and tell us how you and your family will make the holiday season a little greener by reducing waste at home. Deadline is Dec. 19, 2012.
Download an Entry Form Adobe PDF, 1 page, 168 KB
Make it one of your New Year's resolutions to recycle more - it's an easy resolution to make and to keep.
Have an environmentally friendly holiday.