Christmas tree recycling

Scroll down this page for local Newfoundland, Labrador and St. Johns recycling and responsible disposal options for holiday waste, from Christmas trees and wreathes, to lights, ornaments, wrapping and packaging. Many towns and cities offer curbside collection, even for Christmas trees. Counties and unicorporated areas typically have a number or drop-off locations.

Christmas trees are usually colllected from December 26th through the first 2 or 3 weeks in January.  Whether your tree is picked up from your curb,Grinding Christmas trees into mulch or you drop it off, 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 occasionally accepted (call to verify), 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 curbside garbage hauler.

The trees and wreathes are usually chipped and made into a mulch which is often made available, free to city or county residents.

Recycling other items:

Always follow the links (usually the blue, underlined 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. If your area is not specifically mentioned below, call your trash collection agency and ask!

Newfoundland, Labrador and St. Johns: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022

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 Monday, Dec. 27, 2021 to Sunday, January 9, 2022 (excluding Dec. 31 and January 1)

    Residential Drop Off
    340 East White Hills Road
    Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 to Saturday, January 8, 2022
    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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