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 calgary.ca/landfill 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 www.calgary.ca/christmastree

Christmas Tree Recycling 2014

– From Calgary.ca