Calgary, AB,

Last weekend to drop off your real Christmas tree for recycling

Over 20,000 Christmas trees have been collected so far and there’s still time to make sure your tree doesn’t go to waste. This is the last weekend to drop off your tree before the Christmas Tree Recycling program wraps up on January 31.

“We want to thank Calgarians for embracing the change from door-to-door collection to a drop-off only Christmas tree program,” says Sharon Howland, Leader, Program Management at Waste & Recycling Services. “We are on track to collect nearly as many trees as last year, and your support has helped us save taxpayers an estimated $100,000, while keeping these trees out of the landfill.”

There are 16 drop-off locations around the city:

  • Bowness – By the community recycling depot, 7937 43 Ave. N.W.
  • Confederation Park – East parking lot, 905 30 Ave. N.W.
  • Prairie Winds Park – South parking lot, 54 Ave. & Castleridge Blvd. N.E
  • Huntington Hills Athletic Park – 7920 4 St. at Huntstrom Dr. N.E.
  • Bottomlands Park – St. George's Dr. & 7 Ave. N.E.
  • Marda Loop Communities Association – 3130 16 St. S.W.
  • Parks Compound – 10312 Sacramento Dr. S.W.
  • North Glenmore Park – 6615 37 St. S.W.
  • Woodbine Athletic Park – 96 Woodfield Dr. S.W.
  • Park 96 – 14660 Parkland Blvd. S.E.
  • Pop Davies/Ogden Athletic Park – Ogden Rd. & Millican Rd. S.E.
  • IKEA – 8000 11 St. S.E. (northwest corner of parking lot behind store)
  • Auburn Bay Off-Leash Area – 52 St. & Auburn Bay Dr. S.E.
  • Spyhill Landfill* – 69 St. & 112 Ave. N.W.
  • East Calgary Landfill* – 17 Ave. and 68 St. S.E.
  • Shepard Landfill* – 114 Ave. and 68 St. S.E.

*Landfill hours have recently changed. Check before visiting a landfill site.

How to prepare your real tree for recycling

  • Remove all lights, ornaments, tinsel, and tree stands so tree is bare.
  • If bagging your tree in your vehicle, please remove the bag/cover from the tree at the drop-off.
  • Christmas wreaths and boughs without any decorations or metal hooks are also acceptable for drop-off.

The mulch from recycled Christmas trees will be available for free to residents at the East Calgary landfill. Mulch is available while supplies last.

For more information about the Christmas Tree Recycling program, visit