Richmond residents are invited to recycle their Christmas trees to support local charities at the 31st Annual Richmond Firefighters Charitable Society Drive-Thru.
Christmas trees can be dropped off for recycling from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 5 and Sunday, Jan. 6 at Garry Point Park.
Monetary donations are greatly appreciated and will go to Richmond Firefighters Society’s charities such as the BC Professional Firefighters Burn Fund and the Richmond Food Bank.
Off-duty firefighters will be onsite volunteering, along with Magnolia Tree Service and Landscaping volunteering for the tree-chipping.
Christmas trees can also be recycled at two other locations: City of Richmond Recycling Depot, 5555 Lynas Lane (open Wednesday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. and is closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and statutory holidays); Ecowaste Industries, 15111 Williams Rd. (call 604 277 1410 for hours of operation, or visit www.ecowaste.com)
*Remember to remove all decorations including tinsel, lights and ornaments from your tree before recycling.
In addition, residents with curbside Green Can or Green Cart collection can cut up and bundle their Christmas tree and place it at the curbside for collection on regular garbage and recycling collection day. Make sure it’s cut and bundled to a maximum size of three feet by two feet.
- The Recycling Depot is also providing a temporary collection event for molded packing Styrofoam through Sunday, Jan. 20. The Styrofoam will be reused for insulation or landscaping material.
In order to reuse Styrofoam, it must be clean and in good condition, with no tape, paper, paint or any other foreign objects attached. Styrofoam chips will not be accepted. Don’t put Styrofoam in your blue box or cart, as it is not recyclable.
For more information on Richmond’s garbage and recycling services, please call 604-276-4010 and press “0” for the attendant or visit www.richmond.ca