How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas TreesWhere and How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees in Newfoundland, Labrador and St. Johns after Christmas 2023 and in January 2024

How to Recycle or Dispose of Christmas Trees

In many urban and suburban areas, Christmas trees are collected from curbside during the first 2 weeks in January. Be sure to remove all remove all lights, wire, tinsel, ornaments, nails, stands, other NON-Organic decorative materials and other materials that are not part of the original tree. This includes tree stands also. Flocked trees are usually accepted, but not artificial trees. Large trees (larger than the standard 6 - 7 ft tree) may need to be cut in half to be acceptable by your garbage hauler. But scrroll down this page for more specific information and local links.

What happens to the trees? In most cases, the trees are chipped and made into a mulch which is usually made available, free to city or county residents. Important: Never burn your Christmas tree in a fireplace or wood stove. Burning the tree may contribute to creosote buildup and could cause a chimney fire.

Tips: Always follow the links (usually the name of the city or county) below for updated information, as these agencies often wait until the last minute to change dates or update their information (it's government, remember?). If your area is Grinding Christmas trees into mulchnot specifically mentioned below, contact your trash collection agency and inquire!

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Newfoundland, Labrador and St. Johns: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2024

Local municipality tree recycling Information

Saint John

  • St. John's
    Drop off
    - after New Year's Day to mid-January at:
    Quidi Vidi Lake Parking Lot; Large gravel lot off The Boulevard
    From Tuesday, December 26 to Sunday, around January 8 - 10th (excluding December 31 and January 1)

    Residential Drop Off
    340 East White Hills Road
    Wednesday, December 27, to the second Saturday in January,
    Open Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    In past years, they also had the following drop off points, but these are not confirmed for this year:
    Charles Gorman Arena: 80 University Ave.
    Crescent Valley: Between 30 and 38 Taylor Ave.
    Peter Murray Arena: 711 Dever Rd.
    Hilton Belyea Arena: 390 Lowell St.
    Forest Hills Ball Field: 651 Westmorland Rd.
    Old Sugar Refinery: 330 Charlotte St.



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