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Christmas tree recycling program

Christmas tree collection is now complete and the drop-off locations have closed. Thank you for your participation in this year's program.

Your support helped keep trees out of the landfill and allowed our garbage collection crews stay on schedule during a busy time.

What do you do with recycled trees?
Christmas trees are too good to waste. Instead of going to the landfill, these trees are recycled by chipping them into mulch, which is available to citizens for garden/yard use while quantities last.

You can get mulch at no charge from East Calgary Landfill. It's intended for residential use only and must be loaded by hand. Calgarians are welcome to take one or two truckloads.

Where can I use Christmas tree mulch?
The mulch created from Christmas trees can be used around evergreens, for yard and garden displays, and is helpful for water retention and weed control.

Please note: the mulch is acidic and may affect tender annuals. Consult your local greenhouse for more information.