Tips on disposing Christmas trees in Calgary

If you are ready to ditch the Christmas clutter, the City of Calgary is way ahead of you with all the ways to get rid of your real tree.

It says the first step is to remove all lights, ornaments and tinsel before cutting the tree into small pieces.

Place it in your green cart and ensure the lid can close. If your cart is full you can put branches in paper yard waste bags and set them two feet from your cart.

Trees not properly prepped will not be collected.

The city also says not to wrap, tie or bag your tree, even if the bag is labelled as “compostable or biodegradable.”

Several drop-off locations around the city will be open until Jan. 31.

Those locations are listed below.

  • Auburn Bay Off-Leash Area – 52 Street and Auburn Bay Drive SE.
  • Bottomlands Park – St. George’s Drive NE at the soccer field parking lot.
  • Bowness – 7937 43 Avenue NW in the lot behind the building.
  • Braeside Park – 256 Brookpark Drive SW.
  • Confederation Park – 905 30 Ave NW in the east parking lot.
  • Huntington Hills Athletic Park – 7920 4 Street at Huntstrom Drive NE.
  • IKEA – 8000 11 Street SE at the northwest corner of the parking lot behind the store.
  • Marda Loop Communities Association – 3130 16 Street SW.
  • North Glenmore Park – 6615 37 Street SW in the Weaselhead parking lot.
  • Park 96 – 14660 Parkland Boulevard SE.
  • Pop Davies/ Ogden Athletic Park – Ogden Road and Millican Road SE.
  • Prairie Winds Park – 44 Street and 54 Avenue NE in the south parking lot.
  • Sacramento Parks Depot – 10400 Sacramento Drive SW.

For City landfill locations, which include the East Calgary Landfill, Spyhill Landfill, and Shepard Landfill; they say those bringing any garbage along with their tree will be subject to regular landfill fees.

More information on Christmas tree disposal in the city can be found online.

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