Here are some places to recycle your Christmas tree on the North Shore

The shiny hue of Christmas has worn off and the revelry of New Year’s Eve has come to a close. As much as you hate to, it’s time to start thinking about sending your tree to the chipper.

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There are a number of by-donation places you can give your Christmas tree a proper send off at this weekend:

  • Christmas Tree Chipping: By-donation event will take place Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Montroyal Elementary School, 5310 Sonora Dr., North Vancouver. Bottles/cans will also be accepted for donation. Funds raised go towards Grade 7 end of year activities and a legacy gift.
     
  • Chip-up for Charity: Bring your Christmas tree for chipping and support your community Jan. 5 and 6, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Westview Shopping Centre parking lot, 2600-block of Westview Dr., North Vancouver. Minimum donation of $5 with all proceeds going to The Covenant House and North Shore Rescue.
     
  • Firefighters' Christmas Tree Chip-up for Charity: Bring your holiday tree to the Rona parking lot next to Park and Tilford Gardens, North Vancouver on Saturday, Jan. 5 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. and enjoy a free hot dog, coffee or hot chocolate. By donation with proceeds going to the North Vancouver City Firefighters’ Foundation.
     
  • Scouts Post-holiday Chip-ups Service: provided by donation Jan. 5 and 6 in West Vancouver at the Scouts Tree Lot, Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Hollyburn Plaza, Marine Drive and 18th Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. North Vancouver locations at Ray Perrault Park, Moody Avenue and 13th Street, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and St. Clement’s Anglican Church, 3400 Institute Rd., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
     
  • Tree Chip-Up: Upper Lonsdale Preschool will hold its annual tree chip-up by donation Jan. 5 and 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at North Vancouver District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd. A pickup service is also being offered. Sign up at surveymonkey.com/r/FCS3T86.
     
  • Tree Chip-up: Bring your Christmas tree to Larson Elementary School for chipping Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 2605 Larson Rd., North Vancouver. By cash donation. Bottles/cans can also be dropped off for recycling. All funds raised will support activities for the Grade 7 class.
     
  • Tree Chip-Up and Bottle Drive: Drop trees off for chipping, by donation, at Blueridge Elementary School Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 2650 Bronte Dr., North Vancouver. Bring bottles and cans for recycling. Funds go to the school PAC.
     
  • Christmas Tree Chip-up: Support the 11th Seymour District Scout group Jan 6, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. by bringing your Christmas tree to be chipped up at Parkgate Village Shopping Centre on the corner of Mount Seymour Parkway and Mount Seymour Road.

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