Tree chipping, the eco-friendly way to give your tree new life after the holidays

A breakdown of where residents in the Okanagan can chip their trees

By now your Christmas tree is likely decorated with ornaments and tinsel ready for the Christmas holidays, but what do you do with it after Christmas has come and gone?

Fortunately, there is an eco-friendly way to properly dispose of your tree.

The Regional Waste Reduction Office is encouraging residents bring their trees to a chipper from Dec. 26 to Jan. 31.

READ MORE: Dining in Kelowna on Christmas Day

The free service is available at a number of locations based on your address.

According to the organization, the trees will be chipped and composted into a nutrient-rich soil enhancer by the name of GlenGrow, which is available at the Glenmore Landfill in the spring.

If dropping a tree off at the drop off location is too difficult a task, you can cut it down in size and put the pieces in your yard waste cart for pickup once yard waste collection resumes on Mar. 2. Branches need to be no longer than five centimeters in circumference and less that one meter in length.

Make sure to remove all decorations, including tinsel before you bring it to the drop off location.

For Kelowna and the surrounding area, the drop off locations are at Ben Lee Park (parking lot at Houghton Road) and Cook Road Boat Launch (parking lot). You can also drop a tree off at the Glenmore Landfill, which is open Monday to Sunday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 a.m. (Closed Dec. 25, 26 and Jan. 1).

READ MORE: Big White to host Christmas Eve Festival

On the Westside, residents can bring their trees to Westside Residential Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Asquith Road). The center is open Friday to Monday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. (Closed Dec. 25 and Jan. 1).

Lake Country has a location at Jack Seaton Park (1950 Camp Road).

For more information on tree chipping or holiday recycling, click here.


@Niftymittens14
daniel.taylor@kelownacapnews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Gary Vaynerchuk announced as keynote speaker for Level Up 2020

Level Up 2020 is scheduled for Oct. 23 at the Innovation Center in Kelowna

Speedboat reportedly sinking near Manhattan Point in Kelowna

This is the third report of a boat found in the lake in the past two weeks

Kelowna General Hospital takes steps to prevent spread of coronavirus

So far, at least six people have died and 275 people have contracted the virus worldwide

Plans submitted for third hotel across from Kelowna International Airport

YLW passengers in need of accommodations could be getting another option

Okanagan among Canada’s most at-risk habitats: WWF report

Report found the Okanagan is inadequately protected despite being a hotspot for at-risk species

B.C.-based firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing three

Three people are confirmed dead in the crash in New South Wales

Canada prepares as WHO decides whether to declare global coronavirus emergency

The city of Wuhan, China, has shut down outbound flights and trains

Survey finds support among Canadians for broader assisted-dying law

The survey was conducted Jan. 17 to 21 among 1,552 Canadians eligible to vote

Doctors dispute need for Salmon Arm urgent and primary care centre

Medical professionals would rather see investment in local Primary Care Network

Veteran B.C. journalist battles cancer through pioneering immunotherapy treatment

Vancouver Island rallies around JR Rardon and family during stay in Seattle

New nasal spray launched in Canada to combat hypoglycemic shock in diabetics

Baqsimi is a nasal spray contains three milligrams of glucagon

Prices for recreational marijuana in B.C. down from a year ago

New inflation figures show gasoline, housing and certain kinds of food cost more

B.C. RCMP spent roughly $750K on massive manhunt for Port Alberni men

Manitoba RCMP helped with 17-day search through the province’s northern terrain

Most Read