Saturday December 24, 2011



Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Leave your tree curbside or drop it off at your leisure

Released by the City of Chilliwack


lace your tree at curbside for pick-up on your regular collection day. Emterra Environmental will pick up your Christmas tree for FREE! (Limit 2 trees per residence).


For non-curbside residents:

Fraser Cheam Soil & Fibre Ltd. will accept Christmas trees from residents for composting at no charge. Drop off your Christmas tree at Parr Road Depot.

8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Saturday (Limit 4 trees per residence)

RIM Tree Services in partnership with Country Garden, ONE DAY ONLY, will be chipping trees in exchange for food donations to be given to the local Salvation Army.

Drop off at: Minter Country Garden, 10015 Young Rd. Monday, January 9

Please remember that trees in plastic bags, flocked trees or trees with decoration will not be collected or accepted for composting

For more information visit here.


12 Ways To A Greener Christmas

Tips you may not have thought of

Courtesy of the Government of BC


ant to inspire your true love with earth-friendly gift ideas? Do you already have a partridge in a pear tree or seven swans a swimming? This holiday season – try giving the gift of green:

1. If you get a small appliance for the holidays, don’t forget to recycle the old one because as of Oct. 1, 2011, that’s now an option in B.C.

2. Take time over the holidays to send clothing, toys, footwear and furniture to a local thrift shop or food bank where it will be reused.

3. Donate beverage container-recycling refunds to the charity of a loved one’s choice.

4. Buy gifts with little or no excessive packaging and carry gifts home in reusable canvas bags.

5. Wrap your gifts in recyclable wrapping paper and recycle all packaging and paper after Christmas – either reuse or put in your bin for collection.

6. Consider joining other family members or perhaps work with a community group to sponsor a BC Parks' limited-edition bench as part of its 100 park benches for 100 years of provincial parks program – a lasting legacy for Christmas.

7. If you burn firewood, make sure you burn properly. Burn only clean, dry wood and never burn green, wet, painted or treated wood – including plywood. Check to see of your community has a wood stove exchange program.

8. If a new car is on your list for Santa – consider a clean energy vehicle (CEV) – rebates are now available.

9. Now’s the time to trade in that tired old gas-guzzler for a transit pass, a new bike or even a new CEV and give a gift to the environment of fewer GHG emissions. New funding from the Province for the BC SCRAP-IT Program means you can part with your costly clunker in favour of greener and cleaner transportation.

10. Try leaving the car at home as much as possible and use public transit over the holidays – your gift to the environment.

11. Use LED lights on your tree and house to reduce your energy consumption and turn them off during the day.

12. Are you wondering what to do with your Christmas tree after holidays? Recycle it by taking it to a tree-chipping event in your community.


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