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The saddest time of the year to be a Christmas tree is when all the fun is over, and it’s time to chip up the holiday centre-piece.

This year, you can take your old Christmas trees to various locations throughout Victoria for free or by donation.

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.

Central Saanich

1. Central Saanich Lions Club

  • What: This is by donation. Funds raised go towards supporting local organizations such as the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Foundation, Shawnigan Lake Kids Camp, Mount Newton Centre, Victoria Therapeutic Riding Association, Sidney Food Bank and local sports Teams. Chipping donated by Dogwood Tree services.
  • Where: 1703 Keating Cross Road (opposite the municipal works yard)
  • When: January 6, 7, 13, 14
    Volunteers will be onsite between 9 am and 4 pm, however, trees can be dropped off at anytime. There will be a donation box on location.

Fernwood

2. Central Middle School Music Program

  • What: This is a by donation event, all proceeds will go towards the                                Central Middle School Music Program.
  • Where: Central Middle School
               1280 Fort St
  • When: January 6th and 7th
              10am-4pm

3. Victoria High School

  • What: This is a by donation event, and is a fundraiser for the Victoria High School music program.
  • Where: Victoria High School, 1260 Grant St
  • When: January 6-7th and January 13-14th, 9 AM – 4 PM

Langford

4. BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

  • What: Trees will be chipped for a donation to BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.  All proceeds go towards Easter Seals Services and Programs.  Tree Chipping provided by Davey Tree. If you need to have your tree picked up, you’ll need to register by January 2nd
  • Where: Westshore Town Centre
                2945 Jacklin road
  • When: January 6th and 7th
              10am – 4pm

Gordon Head

5. BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

  • What: Trees will be chipped for a donation to BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.  All proceeds go towards Easter Seals Services and Programs.  Tree Chipping provided by Davey Tree. If you need to have your tree picked up, you’ll need to register by January 2nd
  • Where: University Heights Shopping Centre
               3980 Shelbourne st
  • When: January 6th and 7th
              10am – 4pm

6. Braefoot Community Association

  • What: All the donations go towards all the children programs at the community centre.
  • Where: Braefoot Community Association
    1359 McKenzie Ave
  • When: January 1st and 2nd
              9am – 4pm

Oak Bay

7. Oak Bay Firefighters

  • What: Drop your tree off at the Oak Bay fire hall, all donations will go towards the Oak Bay Firefighter Charitable Foundation.
  • Where: Oak Bay Firehall
    1703 Monterey Ave
  • When: January 6th and 7th
               9am-5pm

8. BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

  • What: Trees will be chipped for a donation to BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.  All proceeds go towards Easter Seals Services and Programs.  Tree Chipping provided by Davey Tree. If you need to have your tree picked up, you’ll need to register by January 2nd.
  • Where: Save on Foods – Fort and Foul Bay
                1950 Foul Bay Road
  • When: January 6th and 7th
              10am – 4pm

9. Castaway Wanderers

  • What: With the help of Bartlett Tree Experts, the Castaway Wanderers Rugby teams will collect your trees with a donation.
  • Where: Oakbay Windsor Park – Rose Garden Corner
                2451 Windsor Road
  • When: December 27th – 12pm to 4pm
              December 30th/31st – 10am to 4pm
              January 1st/6th/7th – 10am to 4pm

Saanich

10. Reynolds Music Program

  • What: The Reynolds Music Program will collect your tree with a donation!
  • Where: Reynolds Secondary School
               3963 Borden St
  • When: January 5th-7th
              9am-4:30pm

11. McKenzie Elementary School

  • What: With a donation that will go towards school stuff, McKenzie elementary school will gladly take your Christmas tree.
  • Where: Mckenzie Elementary School
                4005 Raymond St North
  • When: January 6th and 7th
               10am-2pm

12. BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

  • What: Trees will be chipped for a donation to BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.  All proceeds go towards Easter Seals Services and Programs.  Tree Chipping provided by Davey Tree. If you need to have your tree picked up, you’ll need to register by January 2nd
  • Where: Tillicum Shopping Centre
                3170 Tillicum Road
  • When: January 6th and 7th
              10am – 4pm

13. Claremont KEY Club

  • What: The suggested donations for when you bring your tree in is $10
  • Where: Claremont Secondary School – Back parking lot
               4980 Wesley Road
  • When: January 6th and 7th
              10am – 4pm

14. BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities

  • What: Trees will be chipped for a donation to BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities.  All proceeds go towards Easter Seals Services and Programs.  Tree Chipping provided by Davey Tree. If you need to have your tree picked up, you’ll need to register by January 2nd
  • Where: Broadmead Village Shopping Centre
                777 Royal Oak Dr
  • When: January 6th and 7th
              10am – 4pm

View Royal

15. Shrine Clowns Association

  • What: The Shrine Clowns Association will be collecting Christmas trees with donations
  • Where: Canadian Tire – Admirals Walk
                1519 Admirals Road
  • When: December 30th and 31st
               9am – 3pm

Esquimalt

16. Archie Browning Arena

  • What: Trees are being collected by donation
  • Where: Archie Browning Arena
                1151 Esquimalt Road
  • When: January 6th and 7th
              10am – 3pm

North Saanich

17. North Saanich Firefighters

  • What: The North Saanich firefighters are collecting trees at two locations, all donations will go towards Santa Anonymous
  • Where: Wain Rd Firehall (986 Wain road)
                McTavish Firehall (1665 McTavish road)
  • When: January 6th
    10am – 2pm

Colwood

18. Colwood Firefighter’s Association

  • What: Colwood Volunteer Firefighters will be chipping trees by donation. Funds raised will go to the Colwood Firefighter’s Historical Society.
  • Where: Colwood Fire Hall, 3215 Metchosin Road
  • When: January 6th & 7th, 9 AM – 3 PM

 

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

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