Christmas Tree Recycling

If you require a new collection calendar for this year, or if you have any questions about Christmas tree/yard waste collection, call 311 or view the collection calendar online.

  • Look for the Christmas tree symbol in your waste collection calendar for your Christmas tree/yard waste collection day. Your collection day will be in January.
  • Have Christmas trees and Yard Waste placed at your curb by 6:00 a.m. for collection.
  • Remove all decorations, lights, wire, tree skirts, stands and nails. Trees are shredded into wood chips.
  • Trees longer than 1.8 metres (6 feet) must be cut in half so that they fit in the truck.
  • Do not use plastic fake snow on your tree; your tree cannot be recycled/shredded with this.
  • Avoid using a plastic tree bag. If you do place your tree in a plastic bag to bring your tree to the curb, remove it and throw it in the garbage.
  • Bundle loose branches (no longer than 4 feet/1.2 metres) and cedar roping and place beside your Christmas tree.
  • Take your tree to the curb only on your special collection day as they sometimes become frozen to a snow bank or on the ground.
  • Leaves and other yard waste left over from the fall can also be placed out for collection on your designated Christmas tree pickup day. To increase collection efficiency, please put trees and yard waste at a common location with an adjacent neighbour, away from parked cars.
  • If you have purchased a real Christmas tree, please take the time to recycle it.
  • Did you know? At most Christmas tree farms, up to three seedlings are planted in spring for every tree harvested.

Public Works, Environmental Division 3540 North Service Road East
Windsor, Ontario
N8W 5X2

Phone: For general information, call 311. For detailed inquiries, call 519-974-2277 ext. 3121.
Fax: 519-944-3161