Now that Christmas is over, you’re probably wondering what is the best way to get rid of your Christmas tree. No worries, we have you covered!

This year, you can take your old Christmas trees to various locations throughout Victoria for free (by donation) chipping and recycling.

Don’t forget to remove all screws, nails, lights and ornaments from the tree before recycling. These items may be potentially hazardous if passed through chipping equipment.


Featured: Central Saanich Lions Club

  • What: By donation. Funds raised go towards supporting local organizations such as the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Camp Shawnigan, Mount Newton Centre, Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association, Sidney Food Bank and local Sports Teams
  • When:  December 31 and January 1, 6, 7, 14 and 15 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m
  • Where: 1703 Keating Cross Road (across the municipal works yard)

Note: Everyone is welcomed to drop their trees off at any time. There will be a secured donation bin on-site.

VICTORIA

BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

  • What: Proceeds go towards Easter Seals Services and Programs. Residents can register for pick-up by January 7 with a minimum $10 donation – call: 250-370-0518 or email [email protected]
  • When:  January 7-8 from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: Save-On-Foods, Fort & Foul Bay location.

Central Middle School

  • What: By donation. Fundraiser for the Central Middle School music program.
  • When:  January 1 and 2 from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: 1280 Fort Street

Victoria High School R&B and Concert Bands

  • What: By donation. Proceeds are going to Victoria High School bands for career preparation trips.
  • When: January 7, 8 and January 14, 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Where: Vic High School, 1260 Grant Street (parking lot)

Castaway Wanderers Annual Christmas Tree Chipping Service

  • What: The Castaway Wanderers Rugby Football Club has welcomed members of the community seeking a convenient place to dispose of their Christmas trees while also contributing – via donation for the tree chipping service – to the active participation of community youth in mini and junior rugby.
  • When: see dates and times here 
  • Where: Currie Road next to the Windsor Park Rose Garden

OAKBAY

Oak Bay Firefighters

  • What: Trees will be collected in exchange for a donation to the Oak Bay Fire Fighter’s Charitable Foundation.
  • When: December 31 and January 1 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Where: Oak Bay Fireman’s Park at 1703 Monterey Avenue

SAANICH

Reynolds High School Music Program Annual Tree Recycling

  • What: Proceeds from this fundraiser go directly back into the music program – ensuring kids experience a diverse musical education.
  • When: January 2 and January 7 from 9:00am-4:30 pm
  • Where: Reynolds High School, 3963 Borden Street

McKenzie Elementary School Christmas Tree Chipping

  • What:  By donation. Tree pickup is available within three kilometers. Contact Colin at [email protected]
  • When: January 7-8 from  10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Where: McKenzie Elementary School, 4005 Raymond Street

Claremont KEY Club

  • What: By donation. Proceeds go to the Claremont KEY Club and various charities and organizations they support.
  • When: January 7-8 from 10:00 am-4:00 pm
  • Where: Claremont Secondary School, 4980 Wesley Road

Santa’s Forest Tree Sales and Recycling

  • What: By donation. Proceeds go to Braefoot Community Association
  • When:  January 1-2 from 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: Braefoot Community Association, 1359 McKenzie Avenue

BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

  • What: By donation. Proceeds go towards Easter Seals Services and Programs. Residents can register by January 2 for pick-up by January 7 for a minimum $10 donation. – call: 250-370-0518 or email [email protected]
  • When:  January 7-8 from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: Broadmead Village Shopping Center, University Heights Shopping Centre, and Tillicum Shopping Centre

VIEW ROYAL

Shrine Clown Unit

  • What: By donation.
  • When: Jan. 2-3 from 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: 1519 Admirals Road, Canadian Tire

West Shore

BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

  • What: By donation. Proceeds will go to the Easter Seals Services and programs. Register for pick up for January 7 for a minimum $10 donation. – call (250) 370-0518 or email [email protected]
  • When: January 7-8 from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: Westshore Town Centre

Colwood Volunteer Firefighters

  • What: By donation. Proceeds go to the Colwood Firefighters Historical Society.
  • When:  January 7-8 from 9:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: 3215 Metchosin Road, Colwood Fire Station

Junior Rugby Team

  • What: Xmas tree chipping by donation to support junior rugby.
  • When: January 7th & 8th from 10am-4pm.
  • Where: James Bay Rugby Club, Parking Lot, 205 Simcoe St.

SOOKE

BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

  • What:  By donation. Proceeds will go to the Easter Seals Services and programs. Register for pick up for January 7 – call (250) 370-0518 or [email protected]
  • When: January 7th & 8th from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: 6626 Sooke Road, Sooke Home Hardware

SAANICHTON

Central Saanich Lions Club

  • What: By donation. Funds raised go towards supporting local organizations such as the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Camp Shawnigan, Mount Newton Centre, Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association, Sidney Food Bank and local sports Teams
  • When: December 31 and January 1, 6, 7, 14 and 15 from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m
  • Where: 1703 Keating Cross Road (across the municipal works yard)
  • Note: Everyone is welcomed to drop their trees off at anytime. There will be a secure donation bin on-site.

North Saanich Volunteer Firefighters

  • What: By donation. Half of the funds go to CFAX Santa’s Anonymous and a half to local families in need. This event is also an open house at the Wain Road Fire Hall – 986 Wain Road. Phone in, pick up requests will require a minimum $10 donation – Call: 250-656-1931
  • When:  January 7 from 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Where: 1665 McTavish Road Firehall and 986 Wain Road Firehall

Bayside Grade 7 French Immersion

  • What: Tree Chipping Fundraiser for the Bayside Grade 7 student to raise funds for a trip to Quebec. The students will also be hosting a bottle drive at the same time but different location.
  • When: January 7 from 1-4 pm
  • Where:
    – Tree chipping:
    1131 Newton Place in Brentwood Bay
    – Bottle Drive: 
    Co-op Grocery Store Parking Lot – 2132 Keating Cross Rd

Brentwood Elementary School Grade 5 Students

  • What: By donation in support of grade 5 camp
  • When: Saturday, January 7 from 10am-2pm
  • Where: Brentwood Elementary School – 7085 Wallace Dr

SIDNEY

Sidney’s Lions Club

  • What: By donation.
  • When:  Jan. 7 from 10:00am-4:00pm
  • Where: Overflow parking lot on Ocean Avenue (north end Iroquois Park)

676 Kittyhawk Air Cadet Squadron

  • What: By donation. Proceeds to support the 676 Air Cadet Squadron, also accepting returnable empties.
  • When:  January  2 from 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Where: 1979 Dehavilland Way (near airport)

 

Did we miss one? Send us all the details to [email protected] – include Xmas Tree Chipping in the subject.

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