Christmas Tree Disposal in WHRM


Wondering what to do with your tree once the holidays come to a close? Look no further! 

IMPORTANT NOTE: please e
nsure ALL ornaments, lights, tinsel and garland is removed before donating, upcycling or disposing of your tree. 

 

Municipal Services offered:


1. Drop-Off Sites: 

(Christmas tree drop-off sites are available to WHRM residents until the end of January)


Confirmed Locations for 2023: 

  • Hantsport HMCC grounds
    (4 Main St, Hantsport; drop-off next to dumpster near Dog Park entrance)

  • Three Mile Plains Community Hall
    (4471 Hwy 1, Three Mile Plains)

  • Tidal Bore Farm Market
    (7232 Hwy 14, Brooklyn)


Year-round disposal: 

 

 2. Curbside Collection (for  Windsor Area Residents ONLY): 

There is an area-rated special collection event for Christmas trees that occurs each January in Windsor Area. The 2023 collection is scheduled for Friday, January 20th, on your regular Recycle & Organics day. 

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Looking for more options?

Here are a few alternatives that promote reuse & recycle!

 

 1Give to a Farmer

You may be surprised to know that many farm animals enjoy eating Christmas trees!

NOTE: Be sure to ask first! 

2. Chip and Mulch

Branches can be removed and used as winter protection in the garden, and both the branches and trunk can be chopped or chipped to make your own garden mulch! If you don't own one or know somebody who does, rent or buy a woodchipper and process the tree. Store the mulch and age it for at least one year before using. If gardening is popular in your neighbourhood, this is a great community project.
 

3. Fish Refuge/ Feeding

Trees sunk into fish ponds make an excellent refuge and feeding area for fish and other aquatic life over winter.

NOTE: Permission must be granted if the pond is not on your property. 

4. Bird Refuge/ Feeding

Place the tree in your backyard or garden to create a bird habitat for overwintering and feeding! Trim the tree with natural goodies such as orange slices, bread, cranberries, bird seed and suet. Trim off the lower branches so cats or other predators don't have the opportunity to hide under the tree. 

5. Woodland Wildlife Refuge

Bring your tree to a wooded area for wildlife to take shelter over winter. The natural decomposition of the tree over time will provide much-needed nutrients to the forest soil.

NOTE: Ensure this is your own property, or permission is granted by the property owner. 

6. Potpourri

Branch tips and needles provide aromatic stuffing for sachets.

7. Garden Ornamental

If you purchased a balled/potted tree this year, it can be planted in the yard at a later date for added years of enjoyment. Consult your local nursery or garden centre for transplant instructions!
 

8. Feeling creative?

Why not create something useful from your tree? Walking sticks, longbows, coat racks, vine poles and outdoor artwork are all great examples to make use of your tree after Christmas!