Curbside pickup for Christmas trees in Vancouver postponed to next weekend

Christmas is long past. The decorations are put away, the last festive candles burnt low. But still, your needle tree remains.

In Vancouver, the time has come to gently kick it to the curb. Or, at least, he almost did.

Although the city originally planned to pick up Christmas trees this weekend, it announced on Thursday that collection would be delayed for another week as crews continue to work to clear the backlog of litter from driveways. accumulated during the holidays when the collection was interrupted.

Extra trees and leaves will be collected from homes with a regular green bin service on January 22 and 23. Trees must be on the sidewalk by 7:00 a.m. PT on Saturday to avoid being missed.

Families saying goodbye to their trees should also remove all garlands, lights, decorations, bags and tree stands. Many cities will not be able to compost trees if a seasonal bling is still attached.

Artificial trees or trees sprinkled with artificial snow or moss will also not be accepted.

Trees collected by the city are turned into compost at the Vancouver landfill, according to the city. Officials sell the compost to municipal parks departments, professional landscapers and home gardeners.

Elsewhere in the province, curbside pickup and drop-off programs continue through the end of the month. The Recycling Council of British Columbia publishes a comprehensive list by region each year.

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