Christmas Tree Drop-Off Sites

(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The City will once again recycle natural trees this holiday season, grinding the trees into wood chips to be added to the compost pile at the City’s Solid Waste & Recycling Facility. Compost is given away each spring to beautify residents’ lawns and flower gardens.

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“One of the good things about getting a natural Christmas tree is it’s recyclable,” said Jason Sherband, Manager – Solid Waste & Recycling Services. “The City’s nine tree drop-off sites open on Boxing Day.”

North drop-off locations:

  • Brent Park (Balsam Street at Margaret Street)
  • County Park Tennis Courts (County Boulevard)
  • Grandview Arena (Westminster United Church parking lot off Madeline Street)
  • John Jumbo Recreation Centre (Toivo Street)
  • Strathcona Golf Course

South drop-off locations:

  • Delaney Arena (Legion Track Drive)
  • Kinsmen Northwood Centre (609 N James Street)
  • Westfort Playing Field (Off Neebing Avenue)
  • West Thunder Community Centre (915 S Edward Street)

Remove all ornaments and tinsel from trees before bringing them to a drop-off site. If a plastic bag is used to transport the tree to the recycling site, it must be removed.

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Trees cannot be left at recycling depots or put out for curbside collection.

Tree drop-off sites are open from Dec. 26 – Jan. 12. There is no charge for tree chipping.

For more information, call the City’s Dispatch at 625-2195 or visit thunderbay.ca/Christmas

Source: City of Thunder Bay

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