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Christmas tree recycling begins Dec. 27

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The city has numerous locations at which people can recycle their Christmas trees.

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The city has numerous locations at which people can recycle their Christmas trees.

Before you throw away your Christmas tree, beware the City of Winnipeg’s collection services won’t be picking up any trees placed inside or around residential garbage and recycling carts.

Instead the City of Winnipeg’s 'Let’s Chip In' tree recycling program repurposes the drooping evergreens, turning them into woodchips which will be available to the public at the 11 tree drop-off depots located around the city (listed below) in early January.

City of Winnipeg corporate communications specialist Michelle Finley said Winnipeggers can use the woodchips however they so please, though they are commonly used for outdoor landscaping.

"(The program) means the tress will continue to be a valuable resource," said Finley, adding interested parties should bring their own containers to pick up woodchips.

All tinsel, decorations, stands and plastic bags need to be removed from trees before they are dropped off at the recycling locations.

The "Let’s chip in" program runs from Dec. 27-Jan. 20, 2014.

Charleswood Centre

24-hour access

3900 Grant Ave. (Southwest corner of the Safeway parking lot along Haney Street, access off Haney Street)

Fire Station No. 17

7:00am – 10:00pm

1501 Church Ave. at Sheppard Street

Kilcona Park

7:30am – 10:00pm

Lagimodiere Boulevard and McIvor Avenue (In the off-leash dog park parking lot)

Kildonan Park

7:00am – 10:00pm

2015 Main St. (Rainbow Stage parking lot)

King's Park

8:00am – 10:00pm

198 King's Dr. (South parking lot)

St. James Civic Centre

24-hour access

2055 Ness Ave. (Northwest corner parking lot)

St. Vital Park

8:00am – 10:00pm

190 River Rd. (South parking lot)

Transcona

24-hour access

Chrislind Street at Ravelston Avenue

Vimy Arena

24-hour access

255 Hamilton Ave. at Vimy Road

Whittier Park

24-hour access

Northeast corner of Darveau Street and Tache Avenue (access from back lane)

Winnipeg Soccer Complex

24-hour access

900 Waverly St. at Victor Lewis Drive

 

 

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