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December 31, 2010

Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Each year, Winnipeggers recycle an average of over 15,000 trees, resulting in 68 tonnes of wood chips. Since the "Chip In" program began, more than 285,000 trees have been recycled and 1,300 tonnes of chips made. 

The chips are used as mulch for landscaping throughout the city. Christmas tree chips are great for coniferous shrub and tree beds. A two to three-inch layer of mulch reduces moisture loss and prevents weed growth.

Remember to remove all decorations, tinsel and plastic tree bags. The city will provide wood chip mulch free of charge (while quantities last) at all depots starting in early January. Please bring your own container.

Depots are open to January 20, 2011. Drop it off at any of the following depots:

Vimy Arena New
24-hour access
255 Hamilton Avenue (parking lot)

Fire Station No. 17 New
24-hour access
1501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street

Winnipeg Soccer Complex New
24-hour access
900 Waverley Street (North-west parking lot)

Assiniboine Park
24-hour access
West Zoo parking lot
2355 Corydon Avenue

Kilcona Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
McIvor Avenue Gate at Lagimodiere Boulevard

Kildonan Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Rainbow Stage parking lot
2021 Main Street

King's Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
King's Drive and Kilkenny Drive
St. James Civic Centre
24-hour access
2055 Ness Avenue

St. Vital Park
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
South parking lot, 190 River Road

24-hour access
Chrislind Street at Ravelston Avenue

Whittier Park
24-hour access
Tache Avenue and Messager Street

Note: the depot at Pan Am Pool has been discontinued.

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