Comox Strathcona Waste Management is offering a number of Christmas tree chipping options.
Residents can drop off trees at firehalls in Comox and Courtenay Jan. 7 and 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
One-day tree chipping events are being held at the Campbell River Sportsplex Jan. 7 and at the Cumberland firehall Jan. 8. Hours for both locations is 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Comox Valley fire departments are also offering a special home pick-up of Christmas trees for a $5 donation. Call the firehall in the area in which you live. Donations support local charities.
Christmas trees cut in half with each half no longer than three feet will be picked up on regular yard waste pick-up days in Courtenay and Comox. Curbside pick-up of Christmas trees for Royston residents is Jan. 5.
Trees can also be taken free of charge to waste management centres at 2400 Pidgeon Lake Rd. in Cumberland or at 6700 Argonaut Rd. in Campbell River. Both centres are open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. They will close at noon Dec. 31 and will remain closed New Year’s Day.
Regardless of disposal method, residents are asked to remove all tinsel and decorations before bringing in trees.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Jan. 2 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Black Creek Community Centre will be holding its annual Christmas tree disposal day.
Bring your used Christmas tree to the BCCA for disposal by an onsite chipper. Please make sure your tree is tinsel and ornament free. Chipper operated by Skyline Tree Service and free hot chocolate and cookies will be available. By donation to the BCCA.