Christmas Tree Recycling Program

Make it a green Christmas.

Recycle your real tree.

Turn your real Christmas tree into useful mulch instead of garbage through The City’s Christmas Tree Recycling program. By recycling trees into mulch, you can keep waste out our landfills and reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

This year The City’s Christmas Tree Recycling program will be drop-off only. We will not be collecting trees door-to-door. Instead we’re asking residents to meet us half way, by taking their trees to one of our 15 designated drop-off locations between December 26 and January 31.

For tips on how to recycle other holiday items such as wrapping paper, boxes, packaging, and ribbons and bows, please visit our holiday recycling tips page.

Christmas tree recycling

When preparing your tree:

  • Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, string, garland and tree stands
  • Do not bag or wrap your tree (including recycling tree bags)

Drop-off locations

This year we have 15 Christmas tree drop-off locations, open Dec. 26, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017.

Residents may drop off at all three landfill locations.

*Please note: Until Jan. 7, City landfills are open Monday to Saturday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. As of Jan. 9, our landfill schedule is changing. Please check to confirm what days each site will be open.

In addition to the three City Landfills, there are 12 other drop-off locations available throughout the city.  The closest to Acadia is:

  • IKEA – 8000 11 St. S.E.

For more info see

Christmas Tree Recycling 2014

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Leaf & Pumpkin Composting Program

The 2016 Leaf & Pumpkin Composting Program runs from until November 6, 2016.

Bring your bagged leaves and pumpkins to a drop-off location. The material will be composted rather than thrown away in the landfill. This helps reduce greenhouse gases and creates nutrient-rich compost to help new plants grow.

Please note: No sod, branches or rocks are accepted in the program.

Leaf & Pumpkin Composting drop-off locations

Seasonal neighbourhood drop-offs are set up in 35 convenient locations around Calgary. The two closest drop-off locations are:

Haysboro Community Association Leaf and Pumpkin Drop-off
Address: 1204 89 Avenue S.W.

Frank McCool Arena/Lake Bonavista Recreation Centre Leaf and Pumpkin Drop-off
Address: 1401 Acadia Drive S.E.


Community Objectives Workshop

Our City Councillor Gian-Carlo Carra and his office are hosting a Community Objectives Workshop open to all residents of the communities of Acadia & Fairview on Saturday Oct 15:

Team Ward 9 has always been committed to being accessible to you. As such, your Team Ward 9 will continue to engage each community with our well-received Community Objectives Workshops (COWs).

We’re pleased to be holding our Acadia/FairviewCOW this month!  From the concrete feedback we’ve received at past events, our office has been able to get more work done. Communities are seeing increased activity from Parks, Roads, Neighbourhood Services and other City departments in their neighbourhoods. We’re excited to bring similar direct results to your communities.

When: October 15, 2016
Time: 10:30am to 2:30pm
Where: In-Definite Arts | 8038 Fairmount Dr SE
Lunch will be provided

Please let us know you’re coming!

Register here!

Acadia’s Pollinator Population

Our friends at the Acadia Garden and Art Society need our help.  They are in a contest for funding to expand their nectar & pollen rich native flower beds!  With your vote, they can expand this great community resource!

Go to In My Backyard Contest today and VOTE!


Worldwide, pollinator populations are in decline. At the Acadia Community Garden & Art Society, we’ve made it a priority to raise awareness around this issue by creating a pollinator-friendly habitat and growing space for all of our neighbours, whether they walk on 6 legs or 2.

Our focus is on producing nectar & pollen rich native flowers and providing suitable shelter for pollinator species in our area. This grant money would allow us to dramatically increase the size of our native flower beds, to install mason bee houses, watering & puddling stations (what could be cuter than a butterfly puddling pool?), and to produce educational signage that explains the importance the of the role which pollinators play, both in our community and in the world as a whole.

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Final Reminder – AGM

Our AGM is tonight!

Acadia Community Association Annual General Meeting

Residents must purchase their annual memberships at least 30 days in advance (Aug 30 cut-off) of the AGM in order to vote.  But you can still come and buy your membership tonight.  Also, the ACA has a few vacant board positions that could be filled at the AGM.

Memberships can be purchased directly at the ARC (cost is $10 for charter renewal, $15 for single membership, and $25 for family & non-residents).

With membership comes many benefits, including discounts at the ARC and several local businesses.  The ARC is home to many great programs that help make Acadia a wonderful place to live.

Support your community!

See below for details!


Learn to Curl

Ever wanted to curl but didn’t know where to start?

Have you curled before but want to hone your skills?

The Acadia Recreation Complex is hosting two curling clinics on Saturday, October 1st.


Register at the ARC today!

Curling Clinic

Curling Clinic

Hello Acadia – September is out!

Hello Acadia – September is online!

After a summer break, Hello Acadia is back in time for school!

September Highlights:

  • Acadia CA Annual General Meeting!
  • Wyldewood Estates Engagement
  • Stampede BBQ Review
  • Ward 9 Cllr. Gian-Carlo Carra message
  • Calgary-Acadia MLA Brandy Payne message
  • Acadia Community Garden & Art Society update
Hello Acadia - September

Hello Acadia – September

ENGAGE: Wyldewood Estates

Wyldewood Estates Land Use Redesignation (Rezoning) Application

From the City of Calgary:

The City of Calgary received a proposal (file number LOC2016-0064) from B&A Planning Group, representing Morguard Residential Properties Inc., to redesignate (rezone) a portion of the Wyldewood Estates apartment complex at 9700 Bonaventure Drive SE to allow for a mixed-use development.

Landuse districts determines, among other things, heights, density, and allowable uses. Put simply, land use determines an imaginary box in which a building can fit, along with the types of homes, offices, businesses, that can operate in that building.

If the land use redesignation is approved by Council the overall distribution of buildings, building design, mix and size of uses, and site layout details such as parking, landscaping, and site access will be determined later at the development permit stage.

City staff is seeking public input throughout the application process, and will incorporate feedback where possible. The plan for the site must adhere to policies, guidelines, and bylaws adopted and or approved by Council.

You have the opportunity to provide input online or at the open house.

Wyldewood Estates

Annual General Meeting

The Acadia Community Association Annual General Meeting is Thursday, September 29, 2016 in the ARC Social Lounge (upstairs) @ 7pm.

To be eligible to vote, you must have your 2016/2017 membership purchased by August 30th, 2016.  That’s this Tuesday!

Please visit the front desk at the ARC by then to purchase your 2016/2017 membership.

Looking forward to seeing you at the AGM and socializing afterwards.