Christmas tree recycling

Scroll down this page for local Saskatchewan 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 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!

Saskatchewan: Where and How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree After the Holidays January 2022

Local municipality tree recycling Information

Dates are approximate; always check with the municipality or organization for the most current dates.

  • Estevan - Kinsmen Tree Drop Off
    Each year the Estevan Kin Clubs put a containment bin for Christmas trees for City of Estevan residents on the East side of the Cemetery Road, South of the cemetery gates.
    This bin is for organic tree waste only. No garbage or plastic bags. Be sure to remove all ornaments from the trees before disposing.
  • Last Mountain Regional Landfill - December 30 to mid-January
    Free Christmas Tree drop off at the Last Mountain Regional Landfill. Wednesday & Saturday: 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
  • Lloydminster -
    (Eligible) Residential Curbside Collection usually in mid-January. Trees should be on the curb by 7am on collection day, with the tinsel and decorations removed
    Landfill Drop Off - December 28 to the third week in January during regular operating hours. Decorations removed
  • Martensville Christmas Tree Collection Site - Open all year 24/7
    The City of Martensville requests that residents dispose of their Christmas trees at the Yard Waste Composting Site (10th Ave. S) in the area designated for tree limbs. This site is accessible off of 10th Avenue South and is located directly south of the dog park.
    Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, string, garland, tree stands and any other decorations. Do not dispose of artificial trees or household waste. Do not bag or wrap your tree (including recyclable tree bags). Please do not stack or place trees in a manner which may cause them to easily topple over, or in an area which impedes vehicular or pedestrian traffic
  • Meadow Lake - Compost Facility Open all year 24/7
    Located at the 800 Block of 9th Avenue East
  • Melfort - Open all year 24/7
    Christmas trees can be discarded at the Community Services Shop, 510 Division Street, on the north side of the building. Please ensure all lights and decorations have been removed from the tree.
  • Melville Free Tipping -January usually the first 7 days after New Year's day
    The City of Melville is offering all residents free tipping for live Christmas trees at the Melville Landfill. Please remember to bring your proof of address.
  • North Battleford Christmas Tree Recycling - December 25 to the third week in January
    Christmas trees can be dropped off at no cost at either the Waste Management Facility or to the Parks Department Yard during opening hours. All tinsel and ornaments must be removed from the tree(s) before being dropped off at the designated location.
  • Prince Albert - December 25 to about the 10th of January
    Citizens of Prince Albert are encouraged to drop off their Christmas trees for city pick-up, at no cost, by the Alfred Jenkins Field House on the corner of 28th Street and 10th Avenue West. City staff will dispose of trees from the drop off point until January  11th, 2021. Signs will be up indicating where to place trees.
  • Regina Treecycle Program - December 26 through the month of January
    Free Christmas Tree Drop off at the Fleet Street Landfill for composting. Monday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. While tinsel and garlands add a festive sparkle, please be sure your tree has no decorations and is not in a tree disposal bag when dropping off at the depot.
  • Saskatoon Christmas Tree Compost Drop offs - December 26 through the month of January
    Live (natural) trees only. Artificial trees should be sold, donated, or disposed of at the Landfill. Trees should be unwrapped and unbound. Remove all decorations, ornaments, and plastic bags before dropping off your tree. Even small bits of tinsel or plastic can impact the quality of the wood chips.
  • Swift Current Christmas Tree Collection - December 23  to mid-January
    North Side - Innovation Credit Union I-Plex lot, yard waste site, South Side - Former St. Joe's School Site on Dahl Street, West Side - Truck Water Fill Station (North Service Rd W) or East Landfill
    You can also take your tree directly to the City Landfill if you so choose, free of charge for this same duration
  • Weyburn -one day in January, call them for the date
    The Young Fellows will be picking up real Christmas trees left curbside on Sunday, January  10.
  • White City Christmas Tree Pick Up - January 5th to mid-January
    Town staff will start picking up your used Christmas tree once the new year begins. Please make sure all decorations and lights are removed from the tree before placing it on your driveway with the stump facing towards the road. Town staff will be driving around collecting trees continuously throughout the days.
  • Warman - the second and third weeks in January
    The City of Warman will have a compost bin for Christmas trees located on the east side of Diamond Arena, 2 Pacific Avenue, Warman SK.
  • Yorkton - December 25 to mid-January
    You can drop off your natural Christmas tree for free at the drop off area in the Gallagher Centre Parking Lot.
    ALL decorations, lights, tinsel, stands, nails and tree bags MUST be removed prior to placing your tree curbside.

 

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