The tinsel glistened beautifully and the tree spruced up the place with a bit of festive cheer, but it’s time to start thinking about bringing that needle-shedding pine to the curb.
Thankfully, the following municipalities of the region have made it easy to dispose of those trees, so there’s no need to have it propped against the side of the house and turning brown for months to come.
Fort St. John
This year, as in years past, the city is working with local community groups to provide a Christmas tree pick-up service that is scheduled for Jan. 9.
In exchange for a $500 donation from the city, four community groups will be picking up trees from the curb between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Once collected, they will drop off the trees at the old Visitor Centre site on the corner of 100th Street and 96th Avenue, where the city will collect them and have them chipped and composted.
Residents may also take the trees directly to the drop off site until Jan. 29.
In the event of severe weather conditions, the pick-up will be rescheduled for Jan. 16.
Live in Hudson’s Hope? Have your tree at the curb by 8 a.m. on Jan. 7 if you want the district’s public works department to collect it for disposal.
Discarded trees will be collected along all regular garbage routes.
Should you decide to dispose of your own tree, the district advises to bring it to the compost area at the transfer station.
This year, the Girl Guides will be responsible for collecting discarded Christmas trees in Dawson Creek on Jan. 9.
Have your tree on the curb by 10 a.m. to ensure it isn’t missed.
The city asks that you remove all decorations, tinsel and tree bags (used to cleanly transport your tree out of the house) prior to disposal.
Questions? Contact community services at 250-784-3604.
You’ve got lots of options for getting your tree out and discarded if you live in Tumbler Ridge.
The public works department will be cruising around for the next week, until Jan. 7, collecting Christmas trees placed at the end of residents’ driveways.
There’s no pick-up arranged for the Northern Rockies, but residents looking to dispose of their tree can take it to the Northern Rockies Landfill located in Fort Nelson for a standard $5 charge.