Winnipeg, MB – Do you have a real Christmas tree but aren't sure what to do with it when Christmas is over?  Recycle it for free by taking it to one of the 11 Let’s Chip In Depots between December 27, 2013, and January 20, 2014.

Please remove all tinsel, decorations, plastic bags, and tree stands. Residents are welcome to help themselves to free wood chips, which will be available at all depots in early January (while quantities last). Please remember to bring your own container.

Residents are reminded that trees placed beside recycling or garbage carts will not be collected.

Keeping Christmas trees out of our landfills means that the trees will continue to be a valuable resource. Winnipeg residents recycled 14,500 trees last season.

Depot locations

Charleswood Centre

24-hour access

3900 Grant Avenue, southwest corner of the Safeway parking lot (along Haney Street)

Kildonan Park

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

2015 Main Street, Rainbow Stage parking lot

Kilcona Park

7:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Lagimodiere Boulevard and McIvor Avenue, in the off-leash dog park parking lot

Whittier Park

24-hour access

Northeast corner of Darveau Street and Tache Avenue (access from back lane)

St. James Civic Centre

24-hour access

2055 Ness Avenue, northwest corner of parking lot

Fire Hall # 17

7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

1501 Church Avenue at Sheppard Street

Vimy Arena

24-hour access

255 Hamilton Avenue at Vimy Road

St. Vital Park

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

190 River Road, south parking lot


24-hour access

Chrislind Street and Ravelston Avenue

King’s Park

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

198 King’s Drive, south parking lot

Winnipeg Soccer Complex

24-hour access

900 Waverley Street at Victor Lewis Drive

Let’s Chip In Depot locations are also available by calling 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, by phone or by email at or online at City of Winnipeg - Let's Chip In

Real trees can also be dropped off for recycling at the Brady Road Resource Management Facility, 1901 Brady Road, during regular operating hours. Wood chips will not be available at this location.

Note:  The depots at Assiniboine Park Zoo and Pan Am Pool are permanently closed.