Tree Chipping

Community Tree Chipping Events

Each holiday season, the City supports local community groups to promote their tree-chipping events where residents can dispose of their natural trees by donation to the organizations.  

Disposing of natural trees at these events or by placing them in Green Carts for collection, or at a recycling depot helps keep the green waste out of the landfill.

Green Cart

Natural Christmas trees can  be placed in your Green Cart as long as the tree is cut in 1-metre lengths and a maximum 10 cm diameter, and the Green Cart lid is completely closed. 

United Boulevard Recycling and Waste Centre

Whole or cut trees can also be dropped of at the Coquitlam Recycling and Waste Centre, 995 United Boulevard. Free for Coquitlam residents; proof of identification required.

For more information on tree disposal, please contact:

  • Coquitlam Recycling and Waste Centre: 604-681-5600
  • City of Coquitlam Engineering & Public Works Customer Service: 604-927-3500