Scroll down this page for local Quebec 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, 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 ofteny made available, free to city or county residents.
Ornaments and light strings are usually placed into your curbside collection bin. Some localities have year-round collection centers. The same is true of wrapping paper and boxes.
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!
I'm working on this now! If you have any links to city or other local Christmas tree recycling, curbside pickup, etc., please let me know!
Montreal - After New Year's Day, place it on the
curbside for the special Christmas tree collection. It will be picked up and converted into wood chips. The city says more than 25,000
trees are picked up each year. Click on your area below for details
Remove all decorations from the tree
Do not put the tree in a bag
Put in on the sidewalk with the base facing the street
Make sure it's not obstructing the sidewalk and that it's not covered in snow
During snow removal operations, make sure it's not obstructing the road
Quebec - Anyone know where Quebec publishes ANY information about their Christmas tree collection? Is it some kind of state secret? Click here to write to me!