Christmas tree chipping set to begin

There are a number of options for recycling or composting your Christmas tree. - JENNA HAUCK/ PROGRESS FILE
There are a number of options for recycling or composting your Christmas tree.

At this point, Christmas trees across Chilliwack are pretty much done lighting up the season.

Here are some options for residents looking to have their holiday trees recycled in Chilliwack in the next week or so.

Anyone with curbside waste collection can simply drop their Christmas tree at the curb or in the alley on their regular garbage collection day, from Jan. 2-11.

Folks are asked to ensure they've removed the tinsel, ornaments, stands and flocking from the evergreen trees before leaving them at the curb. Two trees will be picked up per residence.

BioCentral, the operators of the Parr Road Green Depot, are providing the composting service to the community.

For those without curbside waste collection, there are two other options.

Residents can drop off Christmas trees, at a maximum of four trees per household, for free, on weekdays at the Parr Road Green Depot from Jan 2-11, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Finally, for one day only, they can go to Minter Country Store to drop off their trees for chipping. It's on Saturday, Jan. 4, and the service is being provided by RIM Tree Services, with every donation of two non-perishable items or cash to the local food bank. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the store parking lot on Young Road. Donations go to the Salvation Army Food Bank. More at Trees must be free of stands, tinsel, ornaments and plastic bags.

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